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a specie that depends on vernal pools for at least part of their life cycle.
a specie that utilizes vernal pools, but can complete its life cycle in a different fresh water body (pond, stream, etc.)
head, thorax and abdomen
three main body segments of an insect
the number of legs on an insect
the stage that is part of complete metamorphosis, but isn't part of incomplete metamorphosis
amphibians, four toed, no claws, no external ear openings, smooth skin
the base of a vernal pool food chain ; some (plant like) can make their own food (photosynthesize)
the best time to see a salamander at a vernal pool.
the first warm, rainy, night in March
an organism that makes its own food
an organism that needs to consume its food
cilia and flagella
hairlike or whiplike structures that allow protists to move in water
amoebas move this way, sort of pouring their body into one extension.
a temporary body of fresh water with no permanent inlet or outlet; doesn't support fish
amphibians attach these to vegetation in vernal pools to begin the next generation
the only obligate invertebrate associated with vernal pools
animals without spines or internal skeletons
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