Daphnia Heart Rate

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My group recorded higher heart rate compare to the class average when we used caffeine on the Daphnia as seen in Figure 2. Several errors could have accounted for this data. This including perhaps the Daphnia’s heart rate may have changed because of fear while being moved from the bowl to the microscope slide. Another possible error could have also been the amount of time that it took to change the solutions, which could have accounted for slight variations in heart rate. Temperature is yet a further error to account for as the microscope slide temperature was constantly changing to view the specimen, and change the dosage of caffeine or alcohol. The temperature of the solutions could also have played a factor in the Daphnia Heart rate as ideal conditions for Daphnia is 68 degrees Fahrenheit and the temperature of the solutions was not measured for.…show more content…
The results that we concluded were the same with what we expected from our hypothesis. The Daphnia heart rate increased higher as it was placed in the various solutions of caffeine. The heart rate had a decrease as the Daphnia was exposed to the alcohol. This experiment helps understand how cellular biology works in a controlled environment. We also learn and understand the effects of alcohol and caffeine does to our body and health. Not just human but animals and other organisms as well. Daphnia biology still showed a reaction even though we tried the experiment on a smaller scale a larger scale. Daphnia biology showed the same reaction the exact way a human would when exposed to a stimulant or
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