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Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab

Abstracts from St. Peter's School 2007

St. Peter's School
2620 N Margaret St
North St. Paul, MN 55109

Year: 2007
Teacher(s): Michele Anderson

What Leaf Will Hungry Isopods Prefer?

Tara K, Mikayla S, Abbie W, Jacob Z, Jack R, Dawson D

What leaf do you think a hungry Isopod will prefer? We asked that question and then watched over 100 isopods to determine the answer. We placed isopods in a container for three days without "food." Then , we placed 1 inch square portions of four leaves: oak, maple, apple, dogwood. Then we measured and graphed the amounts eaten and compared the differeences. We found that Isopods prefer dogwood the most and oak the least.


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