A sponge is full of holes but still holds water. Sponges are the simplest of multicellular animals and are found on the ocean floor.Continue Reading
Sponges are from the primitive, multi-cellular animals under the phylum of porifera. Porifera translates to "pore bearing" as they are the ostia that covers their exterior. There are approximately 5,000 discovered species with habitats in bodies of water. Sponges attach themselves to surfaces on the ocean floor and some species can survive up to 28,000 feet below sea level.
The sponge's anatomy lends itself to filter feeding with flagella beating water, nutrients and bacteria through the sponge's spongin. Spongin is a mesh of protein used to capture nutritious bacteria and particles. Sponges are hermaphroditic, but produce only one type of gamete during their spawn. All sponges are capable of playing both roles, but use one each spawn. The male releases sperm that is absorbed by the female. Internal fertilization and gestation occur until planktonic larvae are released by the female. After a few days, the larvae settle on the ocean floor and begin to grow.
Sponges are split into two types, encrusting and free standing. Encrusting sponges cover rocks like a moss and maintain their shape. Free-standing sponges are more versatile and have a greater inner volume compared to their outside surface area. Free-standing sponges grow into varying shapes and sizes.Learn more about Jokes
To clean a sponge, soak it in a solution of bleach and water for five minutes. You can also soak the sponge in water and then microwave it on high for one to tow minutes. Alternatively, wash the sponge in a dishwasher on the "heated dry" setting.Full Answer >
Clean egg off stucco using warm water and a non-abrasive material, such as a soft sponge or cloth. Ideally, clean the egg off while it is still wet. If the egg has dried, scrub gently with a tougher material, such as a hard-bristled brush or steel wool. Use a low-pressure garden hose, as high pressure can damage the stucco or cause hard water stains.Full Answer >
To clean baseboards, begin by removing dust and debris with the brush attachment of a vacuum or a duster, then wash the boards using a sponge or cloth with warm water and dish soap or vinegar. For cracks, crevices and other hard-to-reach spots, use a cotton swab dipped in the cleaning solution. After washing, rub the baseboards with a dryer sheet, which protects them from accumulating dust and adds a pleasant smell to the room.Full Answer >
Use a soft cloth or sponge and lots of hot, soapy water to clean stainless steel cookware. If the cookware has stubborn, stuck-on food or grease, use a nonscratching powdered cleanser such as Bar Keepers Friend or Cameo. Never use chlorine bleach or ammonia to clean stainless steel, as this causes the metal to discolor.Full Answer >