S4E100 CUBE chatShaala: "story of appendages"

In the last session we had the discussion on the “Difference in between appendages and arthropods”.


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469th day of CUBE ChatShaala: 01st July 2021.
10 CUBists from 10 Centres had joined the webinar.


Jorhat : Ishita Sonowal

Thriprayar : Aswathy Suresh
Kandassankadavu : Lakshmy PJ

DSC, Delhi : Dr P. Chitralekha

Ghatkopar, Mumbai : Anjanikumar
Breach Candy, South Mumbai : Arunan MC
Panvel : Shraddha Sonavane
Bandra, Mumbai : Saida Sayyed

Utter Pradesh
Moradabad : Kiran Yadav

West Bengal
Kolkata : Batul Pipewala

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Meaning of appendage!?
a projecting part of an invertebrate or other living organism, with a distinct appearance or function

Abstract ;
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In contrast, the commonest current use of the term is in the anatomy of the mouthparts of Diptera, particularly those in which the labium forms the bulk of the proboscis, such as in the housefly family. Typically, the labium is expanded distally into a pair of fleshy labella. In the early twentieth century it was argued that the labella are the modified labial palps, and that point of view still is seen as having merit.In flies such as the mosquitoes, that have long antennae, the labella are two separate organs, attached to the proboscis only at their bases, but in the flies with short antennae, such as the house fly, they are more or less fused to form a single structure. Flies with fused labella have food channels in the surface of the labella. These are called pseudotracheae.They form the “spongy” part of a housefly’s “tongue”.
•Does a fly have a sense of smell?:thinking:
•How do fruit flies detect fruit?:thinking:
How Fruit Flies Sense Smell?
•Which Organ Help Them to Sense Smell!?
•What smell attracts fruit flies?
Glucose or IAA! why?

Antenna helping them to senses smell molecules.
Flies have an extraordinary ability to detect odors from great distances.
Flies have been shown to be able to detect odors from up to four miles away!