Crayfish as a Model
Name: Greta O.
Date: Saturday, June 01, 2002
Why is the crayfish is used as a model invertebrate and
Some reasons...They are cheap, they are not too big and not too small and
they are a common example, along with the earthworm, of the invertebrates.
Peter Faletra Ph.D.
Office of Science
Department of Energy
I am not a formal educator so I do not know a lot about educational
techniques, but I am guessing that it is because they are large, so
structure is easy to see, and common and easy to find.
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