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Bio Notes jan. 12

Bio Notes jan. 12 - Bio Notes-Scientific Inquiry or Method...

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Bio Notes 1/12/2011 -Scientific Inquiry or Method - Case study- Investigating Mimicry Batesian Mimicry- when a harmless species mimicking a species that can be harmful, such as a honeybee stinger. One is definitely a model and a mimicker. Example of the snakes in the Carolinas. One is poisonous and one is nonpoisonous. -Advantage or Purpose of Mimickry- to fend off predators with tricking into acting like a model of a more poisonous similar species. -Ways of predator knowing- Instinct, Trial and Error, Testable Hypotheses: Test the average longevity of the species. -Actual Experiment- two types of artificial snakes, when they put it out into the habitats, they looked a t the results and attached a wire to test the damage. Then they looked at the results according to geography. They found that 84% of the dull looking snakes were attacked. Mullerian Mimicry-Ring of look-a-like species that are harmful. Difficult to tell which one is the model and which one is the mimicker. -Introduction to Ecology -Henry David Thoreau – Coined the term “ecology” for the first time. Ecology is
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