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Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments by Barbara Barbara Fritchman Thompson Thompson, Robert Robert Bruce Thompson Thompson

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Chapter 34. Investigating Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, and Annelida

Equipment and Materials

You’ll need the following items to complete this lab session. (The standard kit for this book, available from www.thehomescientist.com, includes the items listed in the first group.)

Materials from Kit

  • Magnifier

Materials You Provide

  • Microscope

  • Slides, prepared, Platyhelminthes

  • Slides, prepared, Nematoda

  • Slides, prepared, Annelida

Background

The word worm was applied by early taxonomists to any invertebrate (spineless) animal that was not an arthropod (insect, spider, crustacean, etc.). In common usage, worm is sometimes used to refer to any legless creature with a tubular body, including caterpillars, grubs, maggots, centipedes and millipedes, legless amphibians, ...

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