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Click to edit Master subtitle style  3/15/10 Beach Hopper Parasite Josh Ahn Kelly Devecchio
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 3/15/10 Question What is the difference in mite  distribution in  Megalorchestia  corniculata  between males and  females?
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 3/15/10 Methods Chose several different populations of  Megalorchestia corniculata Collected them in a bucket using trowels Analyzed them under a microscope and counted  number of mites
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 3/15/10 Results
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 3/15/10 Conclusion Males had higher numbers of low mite  distribution ~ between 0-3 mites Average: 4.06 mites per Hopper Highest: 24 mites
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Unformatted text preview: ± Females had higher numbers of medium to high mite distribution ~ 4 or more mites ± Average: 11.8 mites per hopper 3/15/10 Conclusion cont. ± Females display the aggregated distribution pattern more than males ± Possible explanations: ± Females are a better host because they carry eggs which will provide the mites with new hosts ± Mites inhabit males until they find a better female host, perhaps with more mites, to attach to ± Mites are attracted to pheromones given off by female...
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