Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab
Medford Elementary School 2005
Medford Elementary School
104 2nd St NE
Medford, MN 55049
I wanted to know what juices the monarchs perferred. I thought the monarchs would like the sugar water better than the apple and cherry juice. I soaked cotton balls in the juice and then placed them in the cage. I learned that you have to be there the whole day to see them land on the juice. I would change the juices every day next time. I would also take them out of the cage at night and when I'm not home.
Love dat Juice
I wanted to find out if male and female monarchs liked apple juice better than honey water. I thought that they would like apple juice better than the honey water. All my caterpillars died so I didn't get any chrysalids. Then I got 5 butterflies, 3 females and 2 males. I learned that they did like apple juice better. Next time I would take the juice out of the cage at night.
Raised on Radio
I wanted to find out if music helps caterpillars grow. I thought Classical music would work better. I put them in different boxes in different rooms. Then I turned on the radios in the rooms. I used Classical, Rock, and Country music. I also had one box where I did not play any music. I learned that music in general helps caterpillars grow. If I could do it again I would get non-diseased caterpillars so they would live longer and my result might be better.