MadSci Network: Zoology
Query:

Subject: Why do hydras not kill theirselves if their 'arms' touche theirselves?

Date: Sat Dec 2 06:57:18 2000
Posted by JoŽlle
Grade level: 10-12 School: sixth-form college
City: Endingen State/Province: Aargau Country: Switzerland
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 975758238.Zo
Message:

I' m a student and I asked my biology teacher, why the nettel cells of hydras don't 
start if a hydra touch the "arms" of another hydra or of a spercial fish. He didn't know 
the answer, I searched for it in the net, but I found nothing. So I hope, you can help me.
It isn't an important question, but it would be great to know it. How do a hydra feel and 
know wheter the "thing" that touches its arms is food or another hydra?


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