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Benthic Macroinvertebrates. Requirements- 2 page word document Pictures of macroinvertebrates description Where they can be found What they eat and what.

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1 Benthic Macroinvertebrates

2 Requirements- 2 page word document Pictures of macroinvertebrates description Where they can be found What they eat and what eats them Feeding group – gathering or filter collectors, scrapers, shredders, predators, parasites Pollution sensitivity level How long in this life cycle Book pgs

3 Gilled Snail single coiled, one piece shell Glide slowly on their muscular foot over the surfaces of all objects beneath the water Most snails feed on dead plants and animals as scrapers, though some can become pests feeding on plants, and a few are even carnivorous. Larger animals eat them Less tolerant to pollution than others

4 Book pgs A. Leech, Scud, Water flea, Dragonfly Nymph, Giant water bug B. Planaria, Mayfly Nymph, Crane fly Larva, Water Strider, Predacious Diving Beetle C. Aquatic sowbug, Mosquito larva, Backswimmer, Damselfly Nymph, Water Scorpion D. Midge Fly Larvae, Stonefly Nymph, Water penny, Fisher spider, Caddisfly Larvae


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