However milkweeds are also medicinal plants that

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colors on their wings. However milkweeds are also medicinal plants that decrease disease symptoms and prolong their lives. 4. Two experiments were mentioned in the talk: one that tested food preference in caterpillars, and another that tested for egg-laying preferences in adult butterflies. What were the results of those two experiments, and what did those results imply? Caterpillars food preference resulted in 50% medicinal and 50% not. Implying that they did not do anything to better their well being and life cycles. Where as in adult butterflies, 68% of eggs were laid in medicinal milkweed. Which experimenters came to the conclusion that mother butterflies laid their eggs in medicinal plants to produce future offspring that will result in less illness. 5. How can humans (and veterinarians) benefit from examining this kind of animal behavior? What "new" avenues of thinking are opened up by the butterfly experiments? Humans and veterinarians can benefit from examining this kind of animal behavior because it can pave new ways of medicine and treatment. For example from animals such as elephants we have discovered how to treat upset stomachs. And porcupines have showed us how to treat bloody diarrhea. As seen from the butterfly experiments as well, animals are able to find ways to self medicate. Through those discoveries they have opened new
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avenues that will allow us to find new drugs through animal behavior to treat illnesses.
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