Unformatted text preview: around in the area (again either branches or oils). Keep the samples in the same area but separated from each other in order to prevent any mix ups among smells for the insects. Near each sample place a small dab of peanut butter. Observe each sample and see which dab of peanut butter attracts more insects. This test will show which leaves attract more or less amounts of insects depending on the scents given off of the leaves. A possible null hypothesis is that the smell of the leaves has nothing to do with attraction or deterring of insects. The trees could in general not possess the necessary resources for insects to consider a comfortable niche. The reason why eucalyptus trees tend to drive insects away could be of other factors that are not related to scent but maybe even taste....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ENVS 24 taught by Professor Washburn during the Fall '07 term at UCSC.
- Fall '07