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iLabs: Vinegar eel trivia quiz

June 16, 2015

So noticing how much interest there has been in the Vinegar eel articles lately, and knowing that many people like scavenger hunts, trivia, and quizzes, I decided to create a “Vinegar eel Trivia Quiz”  Here’s 10 questions on vinegar eel trivia.  You have until the end of the week to find the answers. I’ll post the answers on Friday.  Fair?

  1. What is the scientific name for Vinegar eels? (alright, so this one’s a dead giveaway if you look at the “tags” but it’s like giving you points if you spell your name right. I’ll give you one question for free)
  2. What do vinegar eels feed on? (no it’s not vinegar)
  3. Can you see a vinegar eel without a microscope?
  4. Pick the answer that is closest to being correct: A vinegar eel culture will last for:
    1. hours
    2. days
    3. years
  5. True or false: Vinegar eels have an incomplete digestive tract (i.e. they do not have both a mouth and an anus connected by a complete intestinal tract)
  6. How many stages of development do vinegar eels go through?
  7. Which is larger: a male or a female vinegar eel?
  8. Apart from length, how can you tell a male from a female vinegar eel?
  9. How long does it take for a vinegar eel to go from an egg to an adult?
  10. How big is a vinegar eel?
    1. 1 nanometer
    2. 1 micro
    3. 1 millimeter

Lastly, for the stout Google adventurer, here’s a bonus question:

Who authored the 1961 research article on the physiology of vinegar eels that reports that they may lack the tricarboxylic acid cycle (Krebs Cycle) in its usual form? (yes this is for real! 😉 )

So get hunting.  Answers go up on Friday!!

One Comment leave one →
  1. goldfire407 permalink
    June 16, 2015 5:52 pm

    Great follow up on article. Love, aunt Pat.

    Thanks! I appreciate you following the blogs. 🙂 Love Deb

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