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As the lizard does this display consecutively for 30 days during the mating season, he is performing about 33,240 push-ups total to impress possible mates and warn off other males. If it costs the lizard 0.1 calories per push-up, then he is utilizing 3,324 calories. This is due to the math equation 33,240 x 0.1 Crickets contain about 0.605 calories each because there are approximately 121 dietary calories per 100 grams of crickets and each cricket is about 0.5 grams. This ultimately means he must consume 2,011 crickets in order to impress a mate and warn off opposing males in one mating season.I received this final number of 2011 by multiplying 3,324 by 0.605. Time Elapsed (Seconds):Push-Ups Completed:0:0110:0210:0310:0410:0510:0610:0710:0810:0900:1000:1100:1200:130
Discussion I think that some of the possible costs, particularly reproductive costs, associated with lizard push-ups is that by doing these push-ups they lose energy that could be needed for the other parts of the process of reproduction.An example of this would be the sperm for example. I think however, that this process is necessary to remain ownership of territory and attractmating partners.