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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 35. Investigating Arthropods

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

  • Centrifuge tubes (as collection containers)

  • Coverslips

  • Forceps

  • Magnifier

  • Needles, teasing

  • Scalpel

  • Slides, flat

  • Slides, deep cavity

  • Stain: eosin Y

  • Stain: methylene blue

  • Thermometer

Materials You Provide

  • Ethanol, 70%

  • Food for mealworm beetles (see text)

  • Jars (see text)

  • Microscope

  • Refrigerator

  • Slides, prepared, Arthropoda (see text)

  • Specimens, assorted arthropods (see text)

  • Specimens, mealworm (see text)

  • Stereo microscope (optional)

Background

The phylum Arthropoda, whose members are called arthropods, comprises ...

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