Ants foraging activity: the type of sugar concentration preference R. J. Matlhabe, 212560085 School of Biological and Conservation Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg, Private Bag X01, Scottsville 3209, South Africa ABSTRACT Ants normally select food as a group and select the type of food preference depends on the availability, palatability and accessibility of the food. The selection of food must result in the success of individuals. This study investigated if ants showed preferential forage selection when exposed to different sugar concentrated solutions. Three types of sugar concentrated solutions (5%, 15% and 30%) were placed around an ant hive for 60 minutes. The number of ants found in each sugar concentration was recorded
The portion before the inquiry lab utilized the usage of different foods to determine exactly which food the flies would experience more of an attraction towards. From the chi square calculations and analysis of the inquiry lab, the flies were found to be highly attracted to sugary foods such as jam, as opposed to sugarless substances like taco sauce, which would later determine exactly what the inquiry
Bees Noga Bees are a very important part of our lives, as proven by theguardian.com and saveourbees.org.uk. Bees are important because they pollinate 84% of every single crop we eat. 84% means a third of every bite we eat. They pollinate crops such as broccoli, tomatoes, papaya, watermelon, strawberry, apples, mango, pears, and many more! Bees pollinate over 400 different types of crops.
The most important reason that the Grasshopper is irresponsible is that he is lazy. Grasshopper is lazy because he chills out and thinks everything will be done for him. Even when the ant was working, Grasshopper tried to persuade Ant, “Don’t go Ant”,Grasshopper said. “come pass the day with me.” Luckily Ant denied the offer. This is important because Grasshopper is not going to have food for the winter.
Description of Experiment: Hypothesis Actual Hypothesis: If the majority of the pillbugs are on one side of the choice chamber, regardless of the conditions (wet or dry) of that area, then the rest of the bugs will move to that area. Null Hypothesis: The majority of the pillbugs being on one side of the choice chamber does NOT affect where the rest reside to. Alternative Hypothesis: If the majority of the pillbugs are on one side of the choice chamber, then the minority will control/convince the majority to come over to that side. Materials 10 Isopods (Pillbugs) Isopod choice chamber Paper towels Stop watch Graph paper Methodology We will put 9 out of the 10 bugs on the dry side of the choice chamber by hand, leaving one in the middle of the choice chamber to make a decision. If the bug walks over to the dry side, as opposed to the wet side, where the bugs are known to be attracted to those conditions, then it will give us the possible theory that pillbugs are communal animals, swayed more by majority rather than their familiar habitat.
The predator, which is an eagle, the rats hide in mud; The eagle is able to see the white rats and eats them, that is an advantage to brown rats. Disruptive selection means that natural selection is in favor of the average general individual in a group of organisms. An example of disruptive selection can be where there are white and black rabbits. Their offspring are grey, in the area where they live there are white and black rocks which they use to hide from their predators, this only benefits white and black rabbits. However, grey rabbits will have a greater chance to get eaten.
“An estimated eighty percent of food in grocery stores is available on the shelves, thanks to bee-pollinated crops.”(How Bees Benefit Others) Avocados, blueberries, and broccoli are just some crops that would very scarce if bees did not help us. Bees are like humans in the way that they affect almost everything they touch. Bees are magnificent by carrying out their daily task they spread life to our ecosystem. Bees spread this thin layer cotton candy... type layer of dust that soaks into every living thing. In this way bees give a boost of nutritiment that acts as Earth’s natural fertilizer.
So soon after the growing and farming of sugar became an easy task for humans, people like John Pemberton, the creator of the sugar filled drink Coca Cola™, discovered ways to make sugar into much more of a developed food such as candy, which can be traced back almost as far as 2,000 BC to the era of Ancient Egypt (Candy History). In addition to food, sugar was also used as an ingredient within drinks. Sugar was also used as an essential ingredient for much more filling foods than candy such as sugar cookies, which can be traced back to the 1700s in Pennsylvania. The candy and sugar cookies and the sucrose it contains, were eventually used for religious purposes such as egyptian candy being used to worship their gods and goddesses, and sugar cookies being left out for Santa Claus for the Christian holiday of Christmas (Candy History). Sugar not only revolutionized eating and drinking, but also helped start and spark inspiration towards religious services and traditions.
Studies have shown that only 6.5% of O. unilateralis spores released are viable (Hughes, David). The ants themselves have developed defenses against this sneaky fungus. They have begun to recognise the symptoms and remove infected ants from the colony. They take the infected out of the range of the colony to hopefully prevent more ants from being attacked (Jernigan,
According to David, Kevin and Emily’s (2015) research, it also points out that wild bees can support pollination of multiple plant species owing to the bees’ physique, numbers and behavior of foraging on same plant at one time. The physique of bees is easy for bees to catch pollen grains while flying to the next plant. Bees, especially honeybees, use body hair to transport the pollen and leave enough pollen on the new flower for pollination. Nonetheless, some plants like strawberry need around 20 pollen grains to ensure the fertilization of the flower’s eggs. Then, the great numbers of bees and the foraging constancy behavior which bees will visit the same types of flowers and work until the pollen or nectar can be found that can help to ensure all seeds will
Throughout this unit we have reviewed many picture books and easy readers as well. I have to say I already have learned way more about these kind of books then I could ever have thought of. One of my favorite books growing up was The Very Hungary Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Carle’s story has many colorful collage illustrations that just give this book that ‘it’ factor with how the pictures were drawn. I enjoyed how each book had little cut out holes to give the reader a chance to explore the page and actually feel like the caterpillar is eating through all these foods rather than just saying it.
Sugar had the greatest impact of the two environments used because it attracted 8/9 ants. Due to this the research hypothesis was supported. After further calculations if a person wanted to collect 64 pill bugs all he/she needs to do is spray this mixture of sugar around his house and everywhere in his backyard. Two chi-square tests were performed on the data to determine if the
Everyone of my birds love millet spray. I 'm sure you have no idea what that is. Millet Spray is a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses that all parrots seem to love. It is a really big help with training because they will do almost anything for it. Rosie loves almonds, she will eat just about anything you give her or at least try it.
Since joining the NHS I have developed a great appreciation for everything going on around me. From holding the door for someone or simply greeting other in the hallways, I believe that the NHS has helped me develop a open and giving personality that has a positive impact on everyone I come into contact with. There are many things that come to mind when I think of how my character has changed, but there is a certain one that really sticks out. That example is this year when the NHS was serving cookies for Valentine’s Day and we had a bunch of leftover cookies. I asked Mr. Spears what we were going to do with the leftover cookies and he thought we could just hand them out during lunch.
It seems like as of now, the biggest reason that the honeybees could be dying is because of insecticides called neonicotinoids. The neonicotinoids, or neonics, potentially toxic to honey bees and other beneficial insects even with low levels of contact. Neonicotinoids may impact the bees’ ability to forage, learn and remember navigation routes to and from food sources. “When fields are sprayed with more pesticides, more fertilizers are applied and valuable agriculture structural elements such as hedges and rows of trees, are transformed into fields, the insects vanish.” (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research,