Taxonomy for lab 3 in your own words, give a brief description of the main idea your termite is a dud and i will replace it mating behaviour with the darker male asian termite in a lab in florida. Trapping termites photos courtesy of charles bridges , phd student in prof gage's lab uconn microbiology graduate students involved in the termite project hunted termites in a local woods. My notes and thoughts from biology 111, for monday, august 25, 2008 the entire series can be found here lab on monday was another really fascinating demonstration of the scientific method we even got to play with real live bugs - termites, to be specific the college keeps a colony of them, which is just. Biology 1 mr pickett termite behavior lab learning objectives: 1 learn one general way that experimental methods can be used to characterize animal behavior. The termite was placed on the lead pencil path first, and then on the red papermate pen path to count how many seconds the termite remained on or followed the pathway the termite stayed on the red papermate line for a much more significant time than on the lead pencil line.
Read: more on the bait and operation fullstop in agricultural research termites go hungry on resistant trees by jan suszkiw october 12, 2000 agricultural research service scientists in new orleans, la, have identified 30 types of commercial lumber that attract or repel formosan subterranean termites, painting a more complete picture of where this invasive pest species is likely to turn up. Termites are social insects that live together in large family groups, care for their young, have overlapping generations, and use a division of labor (also known as a caste structure. Termite lab in this lab, we looked at 10 termites in a petri dish to try and see which color they were attracted to we did the experiment in three different ways.
Termites play an essential ecological role in the decomposition and recycling of a nutritionally poor, highly resistant, but extremely abundant substance: cellulose cellulose is a polysaccharide, that is, a large number of sugar molecules linked together by tight chemical bonds to form a very long, strong chain. Termite lab reflection during this lab, my group and i had to experiment with termites and determine what color they are attracted to in order to do this lab, we needed 10 termites, a petri dish, paper, tape, and 4 colored bic pens (red, blue, white, and black. Therefore, this lab will test to see if termites will follow the indentation of a line left on a piece of paper (2) hypothesis: if termites are placed on a piece of paper that has an indentation drawn on it then they will follow (walk on) the indentation lab report format.
University of kentucky entomologuniversity of kentucky entomologyy insects in the classroom lesson plan no 103 termite trails prepared by caroline stetter neel this lab on termite tracking was adapted from one created by lana hayes of simon kenton high school in independence, kentucky. Choe laboratory - termite we study termite behavior 2 insecticide and termite control we study insecticide to control termite. Ink leads way to terminating termites the tiny insects follow an inked trail to their doom bethany brookshire jun 22, 2016 — 7:00 am est those magazines also host a series of blogs (including eureka lab) termite an ant-like insect that lives in colonies, building nests underground, in trees or in human structures (like houses and. Termite lab report: monday, april 18, 2011 10:05 termites, on the other hand, use pheromones to mark their trail, depositing the pheromone from their sternal gland onto the trail this shows the characteristic trail-following behavior of the termites (u texas) below is a discussion of termite pheromones and bic pen chemicals that we will. Termite trails this initial lab of the semesters sets the tone for the student-directed and inquiry-based nature of this lab experience in this lab students observe the behavior of termites exposed to a “trail” made by a black ballpoint ink pen.
Introduction: termites are a blind species of arthropods that rely on vibration and chemical signal trails called pheromones to communicate with each other (termite behavior 2011) these chemical messages are excreted by the exocrine glands and hydroquinone is the name of a phagostimulating pheromone in many species of termites. Termite pheromone lab in which a termite follows a line drawn by a bic ballpoint pen students were asked to formulate an explanation for the behavior of the termite and to design a experiment. Termite lab observations termite does not follow pencil termite backs up and finds the pen trail when off course termite follows shapes termite acknowledges fresher lines of pen termite does not consistently follow a pen line- gets bored hypothesis. Termite lab termite line width preference by, kat lab group: eliot, sarah, nathalie september 21, 2012 justification & hypothesis during initial observations of termite behavior on a number of flat white sheets with varied lines [color, pattern etc ], there was a reported perceived termite preference of lines.
Termite workers are generally blind due to undeveloped eyes despite this limitation, they are able to create elaborate nests and tunnel systems using a combination of soil, chewed wood/cellulose, saliva, and feces. In bio lab we observed that termites will follow certain inks they would wander around to lines of a few pens, regardless of the color, and they also wouldn't follow some lines that were similiar to that of the lines they liked we concluded that the termite was attracted to the sent of the ink. Termite lab report the effect of ink on termite behavior abstract termites produce special chemicals within their bodies called pheromones because termites are usually found inside dark areas, pheromones help them communicate in these places.
Steps of the scientific process spice – university of florida introduction to the scientific process a logical, problem solving technique introduction to the scientific process use conclusions to develop a new hypothesis step 1: identify a problem observe the world around you using observations, identify a problem you would like to solve example: why do termites follow the ink line. This termite lab lesson plan is suitable for 7th - 8th grade students examine insect behavior in a lab activity students explore the idea of chemical specificity and the reactions of termites to a chemical found in their trail pheromone. Like drywood termites, many dampwood termites can survive without soil they are attracted to wood with high moisture content and have a preference for decaying wood, areas with leaks and woodpiles these termite types have reddish-brown heads and are larger than other termites.
If the termite walks within 13 mm of the chemical line, larsen said, it’s deemed a “positive” result and suggests the termite is attracted to that chemical while demonstrating the trail-following test for a visitor to the lab, larsen remarks that the termite looks “excited. Grade 3 and up this is a fun introduction to the world of insect pheromones termites use chemicals to mark their trails, but can they be fooled using worker termites and various ink pens, students test the reaction of termites to chemicals that mimic those of their natural pheromones by placing. Bio 101 lab report termites - olivia johnson biology 101 lab we provide complete inspection and treatment services report th: termite study guide study answer is the experiment before we measure the presence of biomolecules in itunes.