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Methods (part 1)

Submitted by vthong on Sun, 09/24/2017 - 20:50

I walked along the path connecting Herter to ILC, with Du Bois to my left during the walk. I stopped at the __th tree on the left, which is a Norway Maple labeled with a plaque. I took the picture of the Norway Maple from a lamp post that is to the right of the path. It is the second to last lamp post at the fork of the sidewalk, closest to the Norway Maple. The picture is taken correctly if Du Bois is not in the back of the photo, but should to out of the frame to the left. Still facing the Norway Maple on the side with the plaque, I looked down and noticed an interestingly shaped root. If you look down at the roots, it is slightly to the right relative to the plaque. The root sort of takes shape of a human with arms and legs. I crouched down and took a picture of the human-shaped root. In my photo, the root is overcast by the shadow of the leaves of the Norway Maple. These photos were taken on Saturday morning at 9:15Am.


Submitted by vthong on Fri, 09/15/2017 - 15:04

            I cooked twice yesterday in my apartment kitchen. Because I don’t have a meal plan, I have to prepare my own food and feed myself everyday. At the beginning of day, I made breakfast. I did this by putting a pan on a stove, and cooked turkey, ham, tomatoes, and spinach. Cracking two raw eggs into a bowl, I used a fork to whisk the eggs and poured it over the contents in the pan. Later on in my day, I decided to make my dinner because I knew I would be hungry after my last class. I removed some food from my refrigerator that was prepared the night before, which was teriyaki marinated diced chicken. I put the chicken over the hot pan and let it sit to cook for a few minutes. Once that side was cooked, I flipped the chicken over to cook on the other side. When all of the chicken is fully cooked, I put that onto a plate and returned to eat it hours later.

Wax Worm Observations

Submitted by vthong on Fri, 09/08/2017 - 17:19

We do not know any information about the animal presented to us, so all following statements are observations. This animal has a wormn-like structure with soft, yellow-toned skin. The skin appears to be semitransparent, as we can observe some of the internal structure of the worm to a certain extent.This worm has segments running through its entire body. The soft segments allow the worm to move its body in smooth, lateral motions. In addition to helping the worm move parts of its body laterally, the segments also help the worm stretch and contract its body. The ability to stretch and contract results in the worm's length to range somewhere between around 20 mm to 30 mm. We cannot conclude whether this worm-like specimen is a larva or if it is in its adult stage.

Wax Worm

Submitted by vthong on Fri, 09/08/2017 - 16:52

We are observing an unidentified animal specimen. It might be a larvae. This animal has a worm-like physical structure and is aout 25 mm in length. Its skin is a yellowish/tan/beige color, but sort of translucent because some of its internal structure can be observed through the skin. The body appears soft and squishy as the animal moves with its segments in smooth movements. Seen along the bottom of this species are six limbs that are used for directing movement, and eight dark spots. The legs are close to the head of the specimen with three on both sides. The rear end moves, as well. The head is brown and does not have the same skin type as the rest of the body with the exception of the rear end. Very fine hairs are seen growing out of its worm-like body. We do not know if this animal is still in its juvenile/larval stage or if it is an adult. It can curl itself up into the letter C or a circle. Its soft segments help it to stretch out and contract between about 20-30mm in length. W do not know any additional information on this specimen and all these statements are observations.

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