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Old 11-26-2012, 07:00 PM   #61 
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And where there is food how would they get food in the corner of your eye?
From the air and also you prob touch your eyes a whole bunch of times through out the day so some kinda food source is most likely transferred that way
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:08 PM   #62 
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You're always shedding skin cells,everwhere. Add some moisture to that, and viola- nitrifying bacterial growth!!

Spores of the bacteria are in the air all the time.

Hey, all that bacteria seems gross, but those things keep us alive.
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I doubt corener of highs the salinity seems too high.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:09 PM   #64 
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I doubt corener of highs the salinity seems too high.
You would think so, but bacteria lives virtually everywhere you do and even in some places where you can't. They're everywhere - in you, on you and all around you.

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But invertabrates that are freshwater like bacteria are not good with salt that is why aquarium salts hurt filter and kill disease.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:51 PM   #66 
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But invertabrates that are freshwater like bacteria are not good with salt that is why aquarium salts hurt filter and kill disease.
Bacteria aren't invertebrates because they're unicellular, but I see what you're saying. However, as I said earlier, bacteria can live virtually anywhere. Certain species of bacteria have over time gained a tolerance to salt and some even thrive in salty conditions. True, the ones in our freshwater aquariums can be killed with with a little aquarium salt, but the same probably doesn't hold true to the billions of bacteria hanging out in marine aquariums. (:

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Still what kills inverts will usually kill disease.
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The bacteria that convert ammonia to nitrite (nitrosomonas) are the same for both fresh and saltwater. If memory serves, the ones that convert nitrite to nitrate may be different---nitrospira for fresh and nitrobacter for salt. Nitrospira is moderately salt tolerant.

None of those reproduce from spores, but they are in the air and do get around. There are other types of nitrifying bacteria that do reproduce from spores, but they are not the ones that do the double-conversion process in which we're interested.

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Hey, all that bacteria seems gross, but those things keep us alive.
Evolutionary biologist and mollusc-maven Steven J Gould says they comprise almost half of our dry body weight.

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Is there a cycle going on in my mouth? 0.o
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Bacteria are constantly reproducing and growing, using energy and excreting waste product which are used by other bacteria and micro-organisms, because nothing is wasted in nature.

So in a sense, yes, there is a cycle going on in your mouth. And that cycle is a sub-cycle of one that keeps your body going. That macro energy exchange (cycle) is part of a natural cycle that includes soil, air, water and other living things, visible and invisible.

All together, now, let's sing a chorus of The Circle of Life (from The Lion King)
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