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Bug in a Cup Journal Dahyeon Sow - 905418880 Introduction : The objective of the project is to keep a milkweed bug and take care of it so that it can grow into an adult from a nymph stage, that have just hatched from an egg. I will watch the course of its molting and growth and record all observations and noticeable physical differences as it becomes an adult. Methods : The cup was observed everyday and condition of the milkweed bug was recorded, as well as the cup itself. I made sure that the wick was moist at all times, and also that it was not too moist so that it doesn’t mold. I used my pinky finger and dipped it into water and dropped a waterdrop onto the wick to moisten it. If mold started developing it was cleaned out, either on the seed or the wick. The seeds were replaced when it seemed dry or mushy. Journal of the results: Day 1 – January 27, 2010 Picked up new bug in a cup One bug Size is a little less than 1 cm Orange bottom half and black top half Spider-looking molted Skin already in the cup Four sunflower seeds in cup Named it Zutalor Kept the cup on my desk Day 2 – January 28, 2010 Near the top of the cup most of the times Very animate Especially the antennae moves constantly Four sunflower seeds in cup One brown spot on the side of the cup Day 3 – January 29, 2010 Either on the lid or near the top of the lid Constantly walking around Brown spot disappeared Still about the same size Four sunflower seeds still in the cup Day 4 – January 30, 2010 Three brown dots on the bottom of the cup Same size On the lid most of the times Still four sunflower seeds in the cup
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Day 5 – January 31, 2010 Three brown dots still on the bottom of cup Stayed on the bottom of the cup this time Still looking pretty much the same size Four sunflower seeds Day 6 – February 1, 2010 Same size On the lid again Four sunflower seeds, starting to crack? Brown dots on the bottom of the cup Day 7 – February 2, 2010 Same size Stays on the white water sponge, moisture must be running out Rewetted and new seeds Day 8 – February 3, 2010 Zutalor died overnight Must’ve been too late with the rewetting Went to get new bug, named Z Jr. Chose him because he already molted once and had skin on the side, like Zutalor
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2010 for the course ENT 2004 taught by Professor Jrvoshell during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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