EvoBeaker 2 - thickness of their shells. But, since this...

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Exercise 1: Starting Population Exercise 1: Generation 4 Exercise 1: Before Crabs
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Exercise 1: After Crabs Exercise 2: No Variation, Starting Population Exercise 2: No Variation, Generation 2
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Exercise 2: No Inheritance, Starting Population Exercise 2: No Inheritance, Generation 4 Exercise 2: No selection, Starting Population
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Exercise 2: No Selection, Generation 4- Trial 1 Exercise 2: No Selection, Generation 4- Trial Two Exercise 2: No Selection, Generation 4- Trial Three
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Question 7) My hypothesis is that the crabs would not respond. In my experiment I put a snail of each thickness in a “tank” with a crab that has rubber banded claws and push play and see if they adapt to this predator being in their midst. Since none of the snails are dying, there shouldn’t be a reason for them to change the
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Unformatted text preview: thickness of their shells. But, since this experiment is called Scent-of-crab maybe the snails adapt because of the scent of the crab. Maybe their protective instincts outweigh the need for change and they change anyway. This is the starting graph This is the ending graph These graphic results support my original hypothesis. It shows that there was no reason for change, so the snails didnt. In fact, the thick shells disappeared completely. This may be because thicker shells may not be needed anymore so the snails stopped wasting the energy to produce thick shells and just stuck with the thin shells that were working so well for them....
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course BOT 121 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.

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EvoBeaker 2 - thickness of their shells. But, since this...

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