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Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab

Abstracts from Galtier Magnet School 2002

Galtier Magnet School
1317 Charles Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104

Year: 2002
Teacher(s): Gregory Childs

Monarch: A Life of Change

Ashley E, Joshua T

We made a documentary movie about Monarch Butterflies.  We filmed, edited, and narrated the movie. The movie was made to inform students and teachers about monarch butterflies. One new thing we learned is that most moths spin cocoons and most butterflies make a chrysalis. We also learned that monarch butterflies are in their chrysalis 9 to 15 days before emerging.

Mother Nature or Man Made

Kylee E, Pang V

We gave half of the monarch larvae milkweed and the other half artificial diet.  Once a week we gave both sets of larvae milkweed and artificial diet, the choice of both diets.  The purpose of this experiment was to find out what type of food the monarch larvae liked best, milkweed or artificial diet.  We also wanted to know wanted to know which type of food the larvae will grow best on, milkweed or artificial diet.  The monarch larvae tend to stay on the original diet. Also, the monarch larvae tend to grow better on the milkweed diet because they had a better survival rate. Two new things we that we learned are: (1) If you feed the monarch larvae one type of food, then you give them a choice, they tend to stay on their original diet and, (2) Monarch larvae can not eat just any kind of leaf they have to eat milkweed.

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