Jumping Bean Beetle Lab Report

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The Jumping Bean Beetles!

The Jumping bean beetles experiment was done to study the oviposition in bean beetles, and whether it is based on the heritage of the bean beetle.
The study consisted of two different types of beans and several mung raised bean beetles.

Bio Lab 113

Dr. T. Hendrickson

Nathan Jay Introduction
The purpose of The Jumping Bean Beetle study is to test the hypothesis that Bean beetles’ oviposition is determined by the bean beetles’ birth place.
Bean beetles, Callosobruchus maculatus, are agricultural pest insects of Africa and Asia that presently range throughout the tropical and subtropical world. The larvae of this species feed and develop exclusively on the seed of legumes hence the name bean beetle. The adults …show more content…

The significance of this experiment is to discover the frequency or retention of bean beetles in beans they originated from in birth. This can be vital in determining the number of bean beetles based upon the previous generation of bean beetles’ population.
The purpose of The Jumping Bean Beetles is to determine whether bean birth affects bean oviposition for future reproduction? The objective is to test to see the oviposition choices of impregnated mung bean beetles. To observe the bean beetles and bean beetles changes to see if oviposion choice or preference for the bean of its origin.
The hypothesis is to determine if bean beetless oviposition is determined by bean beetle place of birth. I predict the bean beetles will choose their place of oviposition themselves on the mung beans in the petri dish due to their origin. This is a controlled experiment, in which we used independent, and dependent variables. The independent variables that were used include: beans, temperature, light, darkness, reproduction, emerging adult bean beetles. The dependent variable used will solely be the oviposition chosen by the bean

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