While observing both male and female guppies interacting together, there was no
notable sexual interaction found. For the most part, the male would tease the female and
dart away or the female would retreat and leave the male. The
1. Observations: Observe your specimen of Lumbriculus variegatus for several
minutes without any aids, then observe the worm using a magnifier or dissection
microscope. On the next page, describe your worms physical charact
Termites are a group of eusocial insects that like ants, some bees, and wasps,
divide labor among castes, produce overlapping generations and take care of young
collectively. They mostly feed on dead plant material, generally in the form of wo
What are the risks of mating?
Transfer parasites and diseases, increased predation, male eaten by female
What are reasons for a female to a polygamist?
May find a better mate, need more help raising young, produce
How is hierarchy established?
Play fighting as young, learn who is strongest and weakest, often related to size and age
but it can be inherited through mother
How is hierarchy established in baboons?
WHY DO GEESE FLY IN A PERFECT V SHAPE?
Geese fly in a V shape to cut through the air, making it easier for tem to fly. At the
bottom of the V, there is a leader that leads the flock, making their flight controlled and
having a specific shared
Formal Lab Report
Song Learning and Development in Songbirds
Song development in birds can vary according the specie, sex, environment, social
factors, time and place of each bird. For example, in the white crowned sparrow, the sex of the
Why bother courting?
To find the best mate, lets females assess males, lets male determine females readiness to
mate, lets male and female coordinate mating
What are the methods of courting?
Vocal = nightingales, w
Why study animal behavior?
1. Cavemen studied it to find out when and where to hunt habits of predators
2. We study it to keep species from extinction, learn about evolutionary
relationships, and better care for zoo