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- 1 location
- 2 larval stages
- 3 Life cycle
- 4 No link to dutch language?
- 5 Unknown change
- 6 Unable to cite source
- 7 Etymology
- 8 Bolanus
- 9 Goose Barnacle
- 10 Tips on Barnacle removal from Boats
- 11 Barnacle Penis
- 12 New gallery
- 13 Barnacles In Permanently Underground (Without Light Source) Possible ?
- 14 Cyprid larval stage
don't they live and grow on the bottom of ships and whales can we describe that possibly?
Quote from the article:
"Barnacles have two larval stages. The first is called the nauplius, which spends its time as part of the plankton, floating wherever the wind, waves, currents, and tides may take it, whilst eating and molting. This lasts for about two weeks until the sixth stage is reached."
This doesn't seem to make much sense. Should it read "until the SECOND stage is reached"?
LOL OMG that is soooo cool i love to learn bout these things
I believe they were referring to instars, the stages a larva goes through as it grows 18.104.22.168 16:43, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
Why is there no link to the Dutch "zeepok"? It is the same animal... I don't know myself how to do this.
 I reverted this. I don't know which version is right. Since it was a single edit from an IP address, I'm trusting the existing content over the edit. Someone more knowledgeable should fact check. Thanks. SchmuckyTheCat 01:58, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
Unable to cite source
User:Dysmorodrepanis, thank you for citing this source. However, I am not sure where this reference is to be cited from. Please tell me where you intended to place it, and I will cite the source. --Crustaceanguy 12:57, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
I have removed the etymology section for several reasons. We cannot accept the French Wikipedia as a source, for one. More importantly, though, the etymology of the word is singularly unclear. The OED states:
The earliest attainable forms (omitting barbates in Albertus Magnus and barliates in Vincentius Bellovacensis, which seem too far off) are the Eng. bernekke, Anglo-Lat. bernaca (Giraldus Cambr. c 1175), barneta, ? barneca (Gervase of Tilbury c 1211), berneka (Vincent. Bellovac. 1200-1250). If English, this could only be bare-neck or bear-neck, of which the application is not evident. The history of this word is involved in an extraordinary growth of popular mythology, traced back as far as the 11th or 12th c. by Prof. Max Müller, Lect. Sc. Lang. (ed. 7) II. 583-604. It is there suggested that bernacula might be a variant of *pernacula, a possible dim. of perna ‘a kind of shell-fish,’ afterwards confused with *bernicula, a supposed aphetic form of *hibernicula, which might be applied to the barnacle-goose from its being found in Hibernia. Others seek the source of the primitive bernaca in Celtic, comparing Gaelic bairneach, Welsh brenig, limpets. But as all the evidence shows that the name was originally applied to the bird which had the marvellous origin, not to the shell which, according to some, produced it, conjectures assuming the contrary seem to be beside the mark. The form bernacle, it will be seen, is not found before 15th c., and bernacula seems to be only its modern Lat. adaptation. If med.L. bernecla, bernicla, are earlier, they are suspiciously like erroneous forms of bernecha, bernicha. No connexion with BARNACLE n.1 can be traced: bernac was masc., bernaque, -ache fem., in Fr.
The other meaning of "barnacle", alluded to at the end, incidentally, is a type of horse's bit and derivatively an instrument of torture. --Stemonitis
- In Breton (Celtic spoken in Brittany, France), barnacle is "bernig" or "brenig" (identical to the Welsh term). In French, however, as far as I know, the only word is the scientific "cirripedia". However, the barnacle goose in French is known as "bernache". I don't which of Latin or Celtic influenced the other. Then again, the Breton "bernig" and the French "bernache" may not even be related at all. One thing is for sure: when non-Breton tourists visit Brittany and hear of "bernig", they never know what it means. I wonder how people living on the mediterranean coast call the barnacles. They must have a name for them. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 14:46, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
- My friend, who's from Marseille, just told me that in South France, barnacles are called "balanes". Again, it's unclear if this term is related to the Celtic "brenig". And if they are, which "came first". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 14:49, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
I came here o find information on any of these Bolanus species - Bolanus improvisus, Bolanus crenatus, Bolanus nubilis, or Bolanus balanoides. All I got is an image. Can there be anything more detailed in the article or sub-articles, or even at WikiSpecies? Please, post a note to my talk page while responding here. Aditya(talk • contribs) 11:32, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
- Sorry, my bad. It should've been Balanus, not Bolanus as many websites spelled the name. They are very much here at WP. :) Aditya(talk • contribs) 12:52, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
How are they related?--Biologos 13:45, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
Tips on Barnacle removal from Boats
http://www.essortment.com/hobbies/boatingbarnacle_slcu.htm —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 03:00, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
i have been writing valantine quiz questions and i read about the barnacle having one of, if not the, largest penis in the animal kingdom, comparitive size. but i noticed that it has not been stated on here(?)
For your information, I have moved the five last images to a gallery, because all the images were lined up together on the right side, lengthening the article and misplacing the edit links. The latter is not that important, I suppose, but many images of barnacles are coming in lately, and we can now place them in an organised gallery. --Crustaceanguy (talk) 02:48, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Barnacles In Permanently Underground (Without Light Source) Possible ?
Cyprid larval stage
There is reference to the main article at Cyprid, however the main article is far less informative then the section here. I suggest that either a knowledgeable editor transfers / copies text from here to the main article or the main article (q.v) is reduced to a disambig page. Velella Velella Talk 14:26, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
- I take your point that cyprid in its current state hardly warrants a separate article. I am unsure, however, what you might disambiguate – are there other meanings of cyprid? The only alternative meaning I can see would be for a member of the "Cypridae", but that is an invalid name. --Stemonitis (talk) 20:38, 6 July 2011 (UTC)