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(2) The cost–of–mimicry hypothesis states that mimicry diluted the protection afforded by aposematism to the
model. This hypothesis predicts that the model will have lower survivorship when mimics are present.
You will test these predictions by examining the attacks of birds and other predators on artificial prey items
resembling potential natural prey. Prey items (“worms” made of dough and treated with food–coloring and
quinine) will be placed on trays at Downer Woods, the wooded preserve belonging to UWM.
This lab involves working with wild animals. Appropriate protocols were approved by the Animal Care and
Use committee of UWM. See the following website for the UWM animal care policies for field studies:
This experiment will be conducted over 2 weeks:
Week 1: Preparing the prey items
You will make prey items out of a mixture of flour and lard (delicious to birds and other predators at
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- Spring '14