Team Pagalapos: The mini-ecosystem at our door-step

Team Pagalapos: The mini-ecosystem at our door-step
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The Pagalapos is a well like depression simply on a manhole lid, which is a hub of diversity of organisms. The no. Of organisms and the variety of organisms varies from place to place depending upon the environmental conditions, It closely resembles to Galapagos Islands where Charles Darvin observed the diversity of in the Finches

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Excellent description @Mandar
Let’s start discussing with more photos…

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There was the question raised that we should advise the government to remove the depression and make a lid or handle to pick it up
So is there any alternative of pagalapous to study such biodiversity :face_with_monocle::face_with_monocle::thinking: @Arunan @Mandar

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Rotifers found feeding on dead moina in moina culture

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Start the biodiversity work while the government
takes its own time to redesign and implement!:rofl:

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Cube Elphinstone
Carrying out serial dilution in order to obtain Single line culture

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Plz provide with evidance😇

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Let the government take there own time​:joy::joy::joy:, we will soon post the diversity found in the Pagalapos well @Bunny @Kunal_Kadam

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What does ite says plz give a complete description

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There are many pagalapos in Mumbai then as such, but not all of them are studied, isn’t it :grin: so it must should be even our duty to create awareness regarding such malfunction in manhole that can be rectified which otherwise are good place for mosquito breeding…

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Found a series of Pagalapos wells near my location, just now there was a showers of rain and it’s full of water

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@Mandar please always add what is your location from Stem games site. This will help us to create activity map of cube centres/locality labs from stem games site itself.

How about observing the sample and collecting some pictures of organisms from the well?

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How can we add location ,do we have to add it on stem chat or the cube chat

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Uploading: TRIM_20190819_140743.mp4…
Single Rotifer found in second well after 24 hours of Serial dilution

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You did not wait for the upload to complete @saida786110.

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What if the well is dry ?? After adding water in the dry Well and then Taking the Sample … Can one find Ciliates or Other Organisms in it? @Mandar

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The pagalapos as the name suggests started as system simulating the galapagos islands i.e. the isolated/partially isolated ecosystems at the doorstep. this could be an interesting model to study the island biogeography model of McAurthur and Wilson. The theory suggests that the species composition of the isolated island (pagalopos island) is determined by the immigration and extinction of species. The immigration and extinction depends on the distance between the islands as well as the size of the islands (interestingly the size here is more or less constant). Further each of these islands have their own array of environmental conditions would follow different evolutionary routes (as galapagos finches). This area of work although started in 1960s but is still matter of rigorous discussion among the scholars as SLOSS (Single large or Several Small) problem in ecology and conservation biology. In order to deal with this problem biologists are working on Large sized forest patches in Amazon forest for decades which is known as the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project ( BDFFP). (Which obviously involves lot of funds).

Cubists can deal with this problem with system as simple as Pagalopos !

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Well the Galapagos and the Pagalapos relation is greatly explained by @Abhishek_Cube.
The ecosystem are studied in large forests, we can study in the small Pagalapos with large Ecosystem for microbes

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