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AP BIOLOGY Blessed Trinity Formal Lab Report Format I. Title (5 points) Different Characteristics of Animal Behavior II. Problem (10 points) To observe the behavior of pillbugs in a foreign habitat and to observe the mating behaviors of fruit flies. III. Background (20 points) Ethology is the study of animal behavior. Behavior is an animal’s response to sensory input and falls into two basic categories: learned and innate (inherited). Orientation behaviors place the animal in its most favorable environment. In taxis the animal moves toward or away from a stimulus. Taxis is often exhibiting when the stimulus is light, heat, moisture, sound, or chemicals. Kinesis is a movement that is random and does not result in orientation with respect to a stimulus. If an organism responds to bright light by moving ways, that is taxis. If an animal responds to bright light by random movements in all directions, that is kinesis. Agonistic behavior is exhibited when animals respond to each other by aggressive or submissive responses. Often the agonistic behavior is simply a display that makes the organism look big or threatening. Mating behaviors may involve a complex series of activities that facilitate finding, courting and mating with a member of the same species. IV. Data and Observations (20 points) Time Wet Dry Description 0 5 5 Most of the pill bugs are in a tight ball. .5 5 5 The pill bugs were running fast in the wet chamber 1.0 5 5 The pill bugs keep on running from chamber to chamber 1.5 5 5 Some of the pill bugs are stacked on top of the other 2.0 5 5 2.5 6 4 3.0 6 4 3.5 5 5 4.0 4 6 4.5 3 6 One pill bug is in the middle of the two sections 5.0 6 4 5.5 7 3 6.0 8 2 The pill bugs are grouped together in one corner 6.5 8 2 The pill bugs are grouped together in one corner 7.0 7 3 There is one pill bug sleeping wile the other run around 7.5 8 2 There were 3 sleeping pill bugs
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This note was uploaded on 10/31/2011 for the course BIO 102 taught by Professor Robinson during the Spring '09 term at UPenn.

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