They are adapted to survive a long hot summer, They use retractable piercing mouthparts, they are swimmers.] It has a parasitic relationship with other organisms. Zooplankton and other invertebrate larvae Water mites go through four life stages: egg, larva, nymph, and adult. ... But in one to six weeks those eggs will hatch and out come little mite larvae! These larvae only have six legs instead of the eight they will have as adults.
Hello kwinc and Welcome to the Project Noah community!
We hope you like the website as much as we do. There are many aspects to the site and community. The best way to get started is to read the FAQs at http://www.projectnoah.org/faq where you can find all the tips, advice and "rules" of Project Noah. You, like the rest of the community, will be able to suggest IDs for species that you know (but that have not been identified), and make useful or encouraging comments on other users' spottings (and they on yours).
There are also "missions" you can join and add spottings to. See http://www.projectnoah.org/missions . A mission you should join is the http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/2165... to chose the best wild photo of 2018,only the spottings added to that mission are eligible.Note that most missions are "local". Be sure not to add a spotting to a mission that was outside of mission boundaries or theme :) Each mission has a map you may consult showing its range. We also maintain a blog archive http://blog.projectnoah.org/ where we have posted previous articles from specialists from different geographical areas and categories of spottings, as well as wildlife "adventures".
So enjoy yourself, share, communicate, learn. See you around :)
Crocus cartwrightianus is native and endemic in southern Greece with the center of Attica and spreads on the axis Attiki (and Salamina, Aegina), Cyclades (Santorini, Naxos, Mykonos, Tinos, Syros, Kea) and Chania. C. cartwrightianus is the wild ancestor of Crocus sativus that Its dried dots give the saffron, a very expensive product (to produce a kilo of saffron need 150,000 crocus flowers). The bibliography states that John Cartwright, a British consul in Istanbul, sent a plant from Tinos to herbalist Herbert Spencer, who published his scientific description and to honor the consul gave the plant his name. In later years Greek traders from Vienna brought bulbs to Kozani area (West Macedonia /Northern Greece) for cultivation. Crocus of Kozani, has bigger "spots" but is infertile.
For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.
Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.
Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.
A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.