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Unformatted text preview: Arria Owlia – apo223 Bio 206L – Lloyd – 50105 03/25/08 – 1:30 PM Lab 9 – Dominance Behavior of the Common Cricket, Gryllus domesticus Purpose: To become familiar with tailoring a lab to result in proving or disproving your hypothesis, and to observe general cricket behavior. Abstract: In executing this lab, we had two portions to cover. First, we were to brainstorm a hypothesis and choose data that we can measure to test our hypothesis. The next portion of the lab included the part with the main procedure. We had two crickets of each sex placed in a small, transparent cage. We then labeled each cricket in order to be able to observe it for the duration of the lab. We collected data on each cricket, including: 1. how many times it was walked on, 2. how many times it walked on another cricket, 3. how many times it was displaced, 4. how many times it displaced another cricket, and 5. how long the cricket had possession of food (while food present). After collecting this data, we were able to come and 5....
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course BIO 206L taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '08