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setting or at home, to manipulate, experiment with and observe possible movement patterns of insects and their response to a chemical stimulus. This study was undertaken to observe the outcomes of the mover, or “insect,” while increasing the maximum displacement by increments of five units in each of the three sets of trials. The expected outcome was that the mover would spend more time in the active space of the stimulus source and reach the stimulus source a greater number of times during each run of a trial. This paper reviews the trials performed using the mover model revised in 2011 and presents the results of these trials, with the view of promoting further study with comparable, two-dimensional simulation models. Materials and Methods
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3 Christen, Anna 11575342 A series of three sets of trials, using the mover model with the ability to sense a stimulus source, was performed with an increase of the maximum displacement by five units (5, 10, 15) in each of three sets of trials. Five simulations of the mover model were performed in each set of trials. After the mover had completed the distance of approximately 1000 steps, results, including percent of time the mover occupied the active space and number of times the mover made contact with the stimulus source, were recorded. As a control, the same series of three sets of trials was performed in the same way with a mover model that was not able to sense a stimulus source. Results The time the mover occupied the active space of the stimulus source increased initially with the increase of the maximum displacement to ten units, but levelled out at about 25% as the maximum displacement was increased to 15 units (Fig. 1). Every increase in the maximum displacement tended to increase the number of times the mover contacted the source of the stimulus (Fig. 2). The speed of the mover was observed to increase as the maximum displacement was increased.
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4 Christen, Anna 11575342 5 10 15 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 Average - Test Average - Control Maximum Displacement (units) Time (%) Figure 1
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