Mimosa PlantCloses during the nightThe sensitive plant is popular in cultivation around the world, and is enjoyed by many as a curiosity due to its highly touch-sensitive leaves, the leaves fold as a result of the internal movement of water.A stimulus, such as touch or air movement, triggers certain areas of the stem to release chemicals, which cause water to move out of cell vacuoles and leads to cell collapse. This rapid plant movement is thought to act as a defence against herbivores, which may be deterred by the dramatic response, or if they are small, may be dislodged as the leaves collapse.The sensitive plant is native to tropical America, and is found as a weed throughout the tropics. It also enjoys widespread popularity as a house plant.Mimosa pudicahas been used widely in traditional medicine.
Mimosa, at night it closesWorker honeybees are all females and are the only bees most people ever see. They forage for food and build and protect the hive, among many other societal functions.Honeybee hives have long provided humans with honey and beeswax. Such commercial uses have spawned a large beekeeping industry, though many species still occur in the wild.All honeybees are social and cooperative insects. A hive's inhabitants are generally divided into three types.Workers are the only bees that most people ever see. These bees are females that are not sexually developed. Workers forage for food (pollen and nectar from flowers), build and protect the hive, clean, circulate air by beating their wings, and perform many other societal functions.The queen's job is simple—laying the eggs that will spawn the hive's next generation of bees. There is usually only a single queen in a hive. If the queen dies, workers will create a new queen by feeding one of the worker females a special diet of a food called "royal jelly." This elixir enables the worker to develop into a fertile queen. Queens also regulate the hive's activities by producing chemicals that guide the behavior of the other bees.Male bees are called drones—the third class of honeybee. Several hundred drones live in each hive during the spring and summer, but they are expelled for the winter months when the hive goes into a lean survival mode.Bees live on stored honey and pollen all winter, and cluster into a ball to conserve warmth. Larvae are fed from the stores during this season and, by spring, the hive is swarming with a new generation of bees.
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Riverstone Eco Resort (Sungai Batu)River Stone Eco Resort is located at Hutan Lipur SungaiTua, Jalan Sungai Tua, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor Darulin MalaysiaRiver Stone Eco Resort is a suitable place for those whoenjoy nature such as looking at the wonderfulscenery, going out fishing, camping and many moreexperiences.The water in the river is fresh, clean and unpolluted inwhich we would recommend you to take off your socks andshoes and do some splashing. Take a bath nearby thewaterfall will be another enjoyable and stress-relievingactivity as the beautiful symphony from Mother Naturekeeps on playing at the background.The dam is huge where boats of fishermen can be seen andvarious kinds of flora and fauna can be found in themysterious deep jungle.On 15th April 2013, we have embarked to the River StoneEco Resort for a 2 days trips to experience nature and toinvestigate the relationship of the ecosystem by collectingthe basic information and data about the site. Also, wewere there to understand the diversity of the plants andanimals and how they adapt amazingly to thesurrounding, and ultimately to learnt and appreciate thegift of nature.We have recorded a documentary video and done some
Few can resist touching the compoundleaves of the sensitive plant and watchingthem fold up in response. Closes during thenightThe sensitive plant is popular in cultivationaround the world, and is enjoyed by manyas a curiosity due to its highlytouch-sensitive leaves, the leaves fold as aresult of the internal movement of water. Astimulus, such as touch or air movement,triggers certain areas of the stem to releasechemicals, which cause water to move outof cell vacuoles and leads to cell collapse.
Contd..This rapid plant movement isthought to actas a defence againstherbivores, which maybe deterred by the dramaticresponse, or ifthey are small, may be dislodged astheleaves collapse.The sensitive plant is native totropical America, and is found as aweed throughout the tropics. It alsoenjoys widespread popularity as ahouse plant.They Pollinate with the help ofinsects such as bees
Uses-Mimosa pudica has been usedwidely in traditional medicine.-Women use Mimosa pudicawhen they have particularlyheavy periods. It has also beenused anecdotally forhemorrhoids. As support forthe use in bleeding-relatedconditions, the Journal ofEthnopharmacology reportsthat Mimosa pudica was ableto assist wound healing in ratswith experimental incisions.-Mimosa pudica have beenshown to be helpful in thereduction of blood sugar inrodents with high blood sugar,suggesting that mimosa pudicamight be helpful as a diabetictreatment in humans as well.
Worker honeybeesare all females and are the only bees mostpeople ever see. They forage for food andbuild and protect the hive, among manyother societal functions.Honeybee hives have long providedhumans with honey and beeswax. Suchcommercial uses have spawned a largebeekeeping industry, though manyspecies still occur in the wild.All honeybees are social and cooperativeinsects. A hives inhabitants are generallydivided into three types.Workers are the only bees that mostpeople ever see. These bees are femalesthat are not sexually developed. Workersforage for food (pollen and nectar fromflowers), build and protect thehive, clean, circulate air by beating theirwings, and perform many other societal
Contd…The queens job is simple—laying theeggs that will spawn the hives nextgeneration of bees. There is usually onlya single queen in a hive. If the queendies, workers will create a new queen byfeeding one of the worker females aspecial diet of a food called "royal jelly."This elixir enables the worker to developinto a fertile queen. Queens alsoregulate the hives activities byproducing chemicals that guide thebehavior of the other bees.DRONESMale bees are called drones—the thirdclass of honeybee. Several hundreddrones live in each hive during the springand summer, but they are expelled forthe winter months when the hive goesinto a lean survival mode.Bees live on stored honey and pollen allwinter, and cluster into a ball toconserve warmth. Larvae are fed fromthe stores during this season and, byspring, the hive is swarming with a newgeneration of bees.
Eventually, a brave drone will make his move. As he grasps the queen, the droneeverts his penis using a contraction of his abdominal muscles and hemostaticpressure, and inserts it tightly into the queens reproductive tract. He immediatelyejaculates with such explosive force that the tip of his penis ruptures, and is leftbehind inside the queen. The drone falls to the ground, where he dies soon after.During her one nuptial flight, the queen will mate with a dozen or morepartners, leaving a trail of dead drones in her wake. She stores the sperm for usethroughout her life.The male hovey bee, called a drone, exists for onereason only – to mate with the queen. The dronetakes his mission seriously, however, and will givehis life for the cause. Honey bee mating is one of themost dramatic examples of sexual suicide in theinsect world. Honey bee sex occurs in mid-air, whenthe queen flies out in search of mates. Dronescompete for the chance to mate with their queen,swarming around her as she flies.
Uses-The honeybees are useful inaiding in pollination of manycross-pollinated crops. Certaincrops like apples, alfalfa andclover almost entirely dependupon bees for pollination. Evenamong song regularly selfpollinated crops, the yield isconsiderably increased after thevisit of bees.-We also use their honey forvarious kinds of things andespecially food.-We use their pollen venom forfood development.
5 sensesSee- During the trip I can see PLANTS andTREES, INSECTS and FISHES, TheRIVER, WATERFALL, MUD PUDDLES, FISHERMEN and aRaft. Every sight of the nature is wonderful withdifferent kinds of unusual sceneries.Hear- I can hear birds chirping during the day andcrickets during the night, The calm river flow during theinvestigation and the sound of trees clusteringtogether.The sound of nature gives you nothing but calmnessand relaxation.
Taste- the taste of the smooth stone, sand andwater are all tasteless but the leaf is bitter[based on my leader’s experience]Smell- throughout the whole day the smell ofnature is always fresh but I also smell the river,the forest and the wet areasFeel- I feel very calm and relaxed, feeling thepeace and quietness of the nature.Recommended for taking a nap at the raft.
From what Ive investigated in the site is that all livingthings rely on each other for survival. There is no suchliving thing that is self-sufficient. I truly value thenature and the ecosystem. Now i realise that theecosystem is a group that interacts with each otherwhich results in a balanced natural ecosystem.however when this balance is disturbed by humanactivities such as deforestation, it may result in theextinction of endangered species. i really wanteveryone to be more careful or aware of the natureand the consequences that could result if theecosystem is damaged.Ecosystem