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Unformatted text preview: themselves, they did not hold as big of a steady population as P. utensilius. P. utensilius had a spike in population in both competitions at the beginning, which makes sense because we started out with a lot of resources, but never again reached that total, forcing the population decline to be able to survive. I think it would have been helpful to keep track of the number of beans we had in the area to begin each generation; it would have made a nice graph to track next to the population graph. Overall though, I feel that this lab was helpful and pretty indicative of what really happens to populations due to lack of resources and interspecific and intraspecific competition....
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- Spring '07
- Biology, Interspecific competition, P. digitus, Stephen Wilson, niche. P. digitus