Bamboo: How Fast Does It Grow

Bamboo is a are a diverse group of evergreen perennial flowering plants typically native to tropical, subtropical, and temperate climates. It is most commonly found in Asia and Southern America but, is also found in Australia, Africa, and North America. So, what is an evergreen perennial plant? This category of plants describes ones that live for more than one growing season. Plants such as conifers (Pine trees) also fall into this category. These plants are often used in gardens to add beauty during seasons that many flowers or plants are not growing.

One of the most common and talked about characteristics of Bamboo is its ability to grow at extremely fast rates. Bamboo, on average, grows at a rate of about .03 (0.09 feet) meters per hour or 0.72 meters (2.3 feet) per day! There are a few reasons why Bamboo can grow so fast. The first is that Bamboo creates the cells they need to grow when they are a bud. This means that they don’t need to waste time waiting for cells to divide, instead, they have a stockpile of cells ready to be used at any given moment. The other reason they grow so fast is that their growth does not increase the diameter of the plant. Instead, the cells grow only vertically. This allows the growth to be focused in a single direction and not spent on growing horizontally.

Why does Bamboo do this though? This growth style is vital to the survival of Bamboo. Since Bamboo usually grows in dense and dark areas it is not able to create food via photosynthesis if it is low to the floor. Over thousands of years of adaptation, the Bamboo has made itself the fastest growing plant on Earth.

The Heart: The Best Pump Ever!

To stay alive there are a few things that need to occur. One of these things is the transport of nutrients and gases to the cells around your body. If cells were to never receive the required nutrients they would not function properly and die. To make sure that your cells receive the nutrients and gases they need, the heart pumps blood throughout the entire body.

The heart is made of a completely different muscle from anything in your body. This muscle is called Cardiac muscle. Cardiac muscle is defined as being striated, branched, and unnucleated. One of the other most important things to be aware of about heart muscles is that they are not controlled directly by the brain. Instead, they have peacemaker cells that act as separate brains to keep a steady rate.

The Heart has four different chambers. These include the right and left atria as well as the right and left ventricle. These chambers are responsible for receiving and removing blood from the heart. The right side of the heart received blood that is not well oxygenated and pumps it to the lungs. The left side of the heart received oxygenated blood from the lungs and pumps it to the rest of the body to be used.

Chicken: Domesticated Best Friends

A chicken is a domesticated subspecies of the red junglefowl, a tropical bird that is almost identical to a chicken. What defines a chicken from other similar species is that they have two wattles and a comb. The two wattles are the two red appendages that hang below its chin and a comb is a red appendage on its head. Many people also get confused with what a male and female chicken is called. A male is called a Rooster or Cock and can be identified by pointed feathers, larger combs and wattles, and a male crows. The female chicken can be identified by rounded feathers and the inability to crow.

The main reason humans have domesticated chickens is that they are easy to control (they can’t fly off into the sky) and the products you gain from raising them are very effective. Chickens that are laying eggs will lay about one egg a day depending on the weather and many other environmental factors. They are also a good source of protein but, due to overbreeding to enhance desired sizes and shapes many chickens that are domesticated to be slaughtered cannot move easily. These factors that inhibit the movement of the chicken can reduce the production of eggs due to environmental stress.