Observe predator-prey behaviors with live organisms! Watching organisms attack prey is sure to create tremendous student interest and hone observational skills. The soft-bodied oligochaete worm Lumbriculus variegatus is a frequent prey of vertebrate and invertebrate predators. Lumbriculus is fed to hydra and planaria and students witness the detection mechanism, the attack, the devouring, and the escape behaviors. Lumbriculus can also be fed to crayfish, leeches, fish, and other aquatic predators.
The kit includes transfer pipets and a unique quiz sheet with color predator/prey photographs. Worms, planaria and hydra are ordered separately.
Additional ResourcesNo Additional Resources at the time.
Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 842
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