Beach Hopper Mite

Beach Hopper Mite - Beach Hopper Mite Josh Ahn Title This...

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Beach Hopper Mite Josh Ahn Title This study was on two species of beach hopper, Megalorchestia californiana and Megalorchestia corniculata . It was an experiment to determine the type of distribution of parasitic mites on these beach hoppers. Introduction Megalorchestia californiana and Megalorchestia corniculata are scavangers that live on the sandy beach of the upper intertidal. They are the dominant organisms on the sandy beach. These beach hoppers are infected with a parasitic mite which uses them as transportation and are found on their undersides. The purpose of this experiment was to determine whether the distribution of mites on beach hoppers was random, aggregated, or uniform. Materials and Methods This experiment was started by collecting beach hoppers out in the sand. Two different species of beach hoppers were collected, Megalorchestia californiana and Megalorchestia corniculata. This was done by looking through wrack on the beach, capturing the hoppers by hand, and then neutralizing them in ethanol. The hoppers were
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