Lo,Burden,King_TuesdayC_Animal_PPT1

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/19/11 Linepithema humile and Pheromone Conditioning Alyssa Lo, Sierra Burden, and Devin King
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9/19/11 Aim Can ants be trained to follow a certain pheromone? Midden pheromone (Oleic Forager pheromone (Z-9- hexadecanal)± nothing
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9/19/11 Hypothesis If the pheromone does not correspond to the forager odor, then the ants will not be inclined to follow it to a food source.
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9/19/11 Experiment Design Two pathways Two different pheromones Determining flow rate
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9/19/11 Pathways and Pheromones Oleic acid leads to food source Z-9 hexadecanal doesn’t lead to anything
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9/19/11 Flow Rate Marker at entrance to pathway Two minute trials Counting ants entering
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Unformatted text preview: 9/19/11 Controls Trials with only one pathway Observing flow rate 9/19/11 Statistical Analyses T-Test Null Hypothesis: The type of pheromone present will not affect the ants flow rate towards a food source 9/19/11 Statistical Analyses 9/19/11 Statistical Analyses 9/19/11 Statistical Analyses 9/19/11 Significance of Results P-value Confidence Interval 95% confidence 9/19/11 References Czackles et al. 2011 The Argentine ant utilizes pheromones to locate food sources and store food memories Robinson et al. 2005 Pheromones can act effectively either through repelling or attracting Goss et al.1989...
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