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### AntAllometry

Course: APS 323, Fall 2009
School: East Los Angeles College
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Growth x Isometric 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 In isometric growth the relative sizes of body parts remain in the same proportion as an organism grows, or in workers of different sizes. Here by 1.5 for the head and rest of the body. Allometric Growth x 2.0 x 1.5 x 2.0 x 1.5 In allometric growth the relative sizes of body parts is not the same in different sized individuals. Here, the head doubles in linear...

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Growth x Isometric 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 In isometric growth the relative sizes of body parts remain in the same proportion as an organism grows, or in workers of different sizes. Here by 1.5 for the head and rest of the body. Allometric Growth x 2.0 x 1.5 x 2.0 x 1.5 In allometric growth the relative sizes of body parts is not the same in different sized individuals. Here, the head doubles in linear dimension as the rest by increases 1.5. In ants, the head is usually proportionately larger in larger individuals. Allometric Growth x 1.25 x 1.5 x 1.25 x 1.5 Here, the head only increases 1.25 in linear dimension as the rest increases by 1.5. This does not happen in ants,...

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