Results & Discussion Bio 313 Tribolium Assignment[final]

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Results As adult density increases from 4 to 32 adult/5g flower there is a decrease in the average per capital number of eggs plus larvae (Figure 1). At 4 adults/5g flower exhibits the largest number of eggs and larvae (mean = 2.83 eggs + larvae/adult/5g flower) and 16 adults/5g flower exhibits the lowest number of eggs and larvae(mean = 0.71 eggs + larvae/adult/5g flower). As the adult density increase from 4 to 32 Adults/ 5g flower there is an increase in the number of eggs and larvae(Figure 2). At 4 adults/5g flower exhibits the largest number of eggs and larvae (mean = 11.00 eggs + larvae/5g flower). At 16 adults/5g flower exhibits the lowest number of eggs and larvae(mean =29.33 eggs + larvae/5g flower). The observed population growth increased approximately 33.2 times from day 0 to the 40th days then stays relatively constant(Figure 3). The theoretical exponential growth curve's trend is shown to exponentially increase starting from day 0 with no upper limit. The theoretical logistic growth curve's trend is shown to increases until it's largest population size (mean = 104 population/5g flour at day 30 then the population stays constant. The estimated carrying capacity(k) is show at a constant 104 population/ 5g flour. The rmax used to calculate capacity the data was 0.287 offspring/individual/day . The observed growth and logistic growth are similar in their initial growth and how they plateau after.

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The general trend for the percent composition of life stages for adults deceases approximately 21 times from day 0 to the 20th day(Figure 4). Largest percent compositions of adults (mean = 100%) happens at day 0. The general trend
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