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Unformatted text preview: Due to the pheromone trails being volatile I hypothesize that the termites will not be able to follow the pheromone trails because they evaporate into a vapor rather quickly. In order to test this hypothesis, different petri dishes will contain: a control with an unbroken linear pheromone trail, a dashed pheromone trail and a trail with sharp angles to which a worker termite will be released and observed to see if they follow the specified path. Being able to understand if termites can follow breaks in pheromone trails or sharp angles can aid in prevention of termite problems. If termites are able to follow breaks/sharp angles an artificial pheromone trail can be made and lead the termites away from the infested area or if they cannot follow these trails, devise a solution that speeds up the half-life of the pheromone trail to diminish it....
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- Spring '12