415th Day of CUBE Chatshaala : 8th May 2021
Summary of Discussion
ANT MODEL SYSTEM
Research question; want to study communication of ants.
Aim; to make a (Formicarium) Ant culture in home lab in order to study their communication.
So she chasing Queen ant, that will help to make a Colony’s of Ants. Queen ant is dormant in any colony.
Because she is leading other worker ant’s.
What are the identifiable features of ant?
Ant’s are coming under which Phylum, Class, Order…!? (Major discussed points)
Also connected to other model system FRUIT FLIES, MOINA, CRAB…
Ants, Fruit flies, Moina, Crab are coming under arthropods.
What are the characteristics of Arthropods !?
•Presence of Exoskeleton.
_ Ants & Fruit Flies are coming under Insects (Class). _
•Body are divided in 3 part Head, Thorax, Abdomen
•3 pair (6 Legs) of Legs present in their body.
•1 pair of Antenna are present in head.
_Crabs & Moina which are Coming under Crustaceans (Sub - phylum). _
•2 pair of Antenna.
•Gill’s are present
Order of Fruit Flies coming under Diptera.
Examples of Diptera : Fruit Flies, House Flies, Mosquitoes.
Meaning of Diptera - 2 Wings.
Order of ants coming under Hymenoptera.
Examples of Hymenoptera ; Ants, Bees, Wasps etc…
What is the meaning of Hymenoptera!? .
Shrudhiga Mentioned about ants have 2 pairs of wings, so maybe that’s why it’s get this name…!?
But Butterfly & Dragon fly also have 2 pairs of wings. But they are coming under order Lepidoptera.
Batul & Michael also talked about what are differentiate features of Ants & Fruit flies.
•Ants have Mandible in head.
•Stringers in abdomen.
•Ant larvae depending on adult ant
Ants have 2 pair of wings, Fruit flies have 1 pair of wings.