2011-12 L-113 Final proposal

2011-12 L-113 Final proposal - Name: Dennis Uzar Lab...

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Name: Dennis Uzar Lab Section: L113, Monday, 5:45 PM Section 14987 AI: Karen Bohorquez Date: February 26, 2012 Pheromone Trail Behavior of Worker Termites Termites lay and follow pheromone trails which have a half-life of about two hours. These trails are not polarized and there is correlation between the strength of these trails and the number of termites that lay these trials. The termite workers reinforce their pheromone trails whenever they follow them and there is a linear relationship between response and strength of the signal. Worker termites are not the only ones that can lay or follow these trails; soldier termites also can but worker trails are about six to seven times stronger however, there is no preference between the two pheromone trails. It is evident that worker termites are able to follow linear pheromone trails but do trails with breaks or sharp angles make any difference? To determine this, the movement of worker termites will be recorded on white paper.
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course BIO-L 113 taught by Professor Karenborohoquez during the Spring '12 term at Indiana.

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