from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plural of aquarium.
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- n. Plural form of aquarium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plural of aquarium.
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But if the whole of the breeding cage were made of framed zinc (such as aquaria are made of), and the glass and perforated zinc fixed in, the cost, though greater at first, would be more than counterbalanced by its greater strength, with lightness and capability of resisting wear and tear, added to which is the advantage of being used as a whole during the operation of
Practical Taxidermy A manual of instruction to the amateur in collecting, preserving, and setting up natural history specimens of all kinds. To which is added a chapter upon the pictorial arrangement of museums. With additional instructions in modelling and artistic taxidermy.
Designed by West 8, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Rogers Marvel Architects, the project is a hybrid of landscape and architecture based around a sinuous set of new paths, watercourses, restaurants, aquaria and even complimentary wooden bicycles.
Yes, not content with the couple of dozen koi, two ponds, three aquaria, two cats, and two kids, we have now added a dog to the mix!
The cardboard box has my old scale and a bunch of containers of all sizes for samples and for use as temporary aquaria for intertidal snails.
Poorly drafted legislation purports to squelch the threat of invasive species, but does little more than create massive bureaucratic headaches, ignore primary invasive threats (plants, feral domestic animals) for sensationalized "exotics," and lay waste to the herpetoculture, aquaria, and aviculture trades without rational justification.
The environmental consequences of this debris are not known, but when kept in aquaria amphipods (detritivores), lugworms (deposit feeders), and barnacles (filter feeders) all ingested microscopic particles within a few days.
I kept the turtles together in aquaria and shallow pools around my bedroom, and when my mother drew the line at all that water, I turned to tortoises, species that spent their entire lives on land, walking on columnar legs and laying hard eggs, if I was lucky, in the sand at the corner of the aquarium.
However, some individualshave been known to live as long as 24 years, for instance in collections (e.g. zoos, aquaria): in an environment where protection is given against the elements, disease and predators, animals tend to have longer lifespans, although this doesn't exclude the possibility of the occasional wild individual living to such an age.
Water quality in zoo and aquaria is a very sophisticated science: a delicate balance of pH levels, ammonia levels, chlorine levels, ozone, oxygen saturation, and more must be maintained to ensure a healthy environment for the plants and animals.
Trade in wild parrots as pets has been restricted under CITES, as has trade in coral and sea horses for private aquaria.