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Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab

Abstracts from Andersen United 2012

Andersen United
1098 Andersen Lane
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Year: 2012
Teacher(s): Jennifer Schultz

Do pill bugs prefer an environment that has a worm or an environment without a worm?

Rene F

Our class investigated the preferences of pill bugs. Each student group looked at different preferences such as food, habitat, color, temperature, and scents. We used choice chambers that have two sides and a little hallway between the two chambers. We put 10 pill bugs in the choice chambers and allowed them to get used to their surroundings. We put a worm on one side of the choice chamber and the other side was empty. In 30 second intervals, we counted the number of pill bugs found in each side of the choice chambers over 5 minutes. We repeated the trial several times to increase our sample size and strengthen our data. Results are pending.


Do pill bugs prefer apples or carrots?

Emi B, Jennifer Z

Our class investigated the preferences of pill bugs. Each student group looked at different preferences such as food, habitat, color, temperature, and scents. We used choice chambers that have two sides and a little hallway between the two chambers. We put 10 pill bugs in the choice chambers and allowed them to get used to their surroundings. We put two choices in the choice chambers (apples vs. carrots). In 30 second intervals, we counted the number of pill bugs found in each side of the choice chambers over 5 minutes. We repeated the trial several times to increase our sample size and strengthen our data. Results are pending and will be show on the display boards at the Insect Fair.


Do pill bugs prefer apples or mangos?

Gao See L, Yinglai M, Matilda T

Our class investigated the preferences of pill bugs. Each student group looked at different preferences such as food, habitat, color, temperature, and scents. We used choice chambers that have two sides and a little hallway between the two chambers. We put 10 pill bugs in the choice chambers and allowed them to get used to their surroundings. We put two choices in the choice chambers (apples vs. mangos). In 30 second intervals, we counted the number of pill bugs found in each side of the choice chambers over 5 minutes. We repeated the trial several times to increase our sample size and strengthen our data. Results are pending and will be show on the display boards at the Insect Fair.


Do pill bugs prefer apples or pears?

Kang T

Our class investigated the preferences of pill bugs. Each student group looked at different preferences such as food, habitat, color, temperature, and scents. We used choice chambers that have two sides and a little hallway between the two chambers. We put 10 pill bugs in the choice chambers and allowed them to get used to their surroundings. We put two choices in the choice chambers (apples and pears). In 30 second intervals, we counted the number of pill bugs found in each side of the choice chambers over 5 minutes. We repeated the trial several times to increase our sample size and strengthen our data. Results are pending and will be shown on the display boards at the Insect Fair.


Do pill bugs prefer cold or hot environments?

Cathy M, Amanda M, Ken T, Chue Y, Mai Hua M, Chia T

Our class investigated the preferences of pill bugs. Each student group looked at different preferences such as food, habitat, color, temperature, and scents. We used choice chambers that have two sides and a little hallway between the two chambers. We put 10 pill bugs in the choice chambers and allowed them to get used to their surroundings. We placed the choice chambers on top of tea cups--one with hot water and one with cold water. In 30 second intervals, we counted the number of pill bugs found in each side of the choice chambers over 5 minutes. We repeated the trial several times to increase our sample size and strengthen our data. Results are pending.


Do pill bugs prefer soil or moss as a habitat?

Itzalis M, Pajfuabcha V

Our class investigated the preferences of pill bugs. Each student group looked at different preferences such as food, habitat, color, temperature, and scents. We used choice chambers that have two sides and a little hallway between the two chambers. We put 10 pill bugs in the choice chambers and allowed them to get used to their surroundings. We put two choices in the choice chambers (soil and moss). In 30 second intervals, we counted the number of pill bugs found in each side of the choice chambers over 5 minutes. We repeated the trial several times to increase our sample size and strengthen our data. Results are pending and will be show on the display boards at the Insect Fair.


Do pill bugs prefer soil or sand as a habitat?

Davita L

Our class investigated the preferences of pill bugs. Each student group looked at different preferences such as food, habitat, color, temperature, and scents. We used choice chambers that have two sides and a little hallway between the two chambers. We put 10 pill bugs in the choice chambers and allowed them to get used to their surroundings. We put two choices in the choice chambers (soil and sand). In 30 second intervals, we counted the number of pill bugs found in each side of the choice chambers over 5 minutes. We repeated the trial several times to increase our sample size and strengthen our data. Results are pending and will be show on the display boards at the Insect Fair.


Do pill bugs prefer sugar or salt?

Jocelyn H

Our class investigated the preferences of pill bugs. Each student group looked at different preferences such as food, habitat, color, temperature, and scents. We used choice chambers that have two sides and a little hallway between the two chambers. We put 10 pill bugs in the choice chambers and allowed them to get used to their surroundings. We put two choices in the choice chambers (sugar or salt). In 30 second intervals, we counted the number of pill bugs found in each side of the choice chambers over 5 minutes. We repeated the trial several times to increase our sample size and strengthen our data. Results are pending and will be show on the display boards at the Insect Fair.


Do pill bugs prefer very wet environments or slightly wet environments?

Kang Zoua H, Nou Gee X

Our class investigated the preferences of pill bugs. Each student group looked at different preferences such as food, habitat, color, temperature, and scents. We used choice chambers that have two sides and a little hallway between the two chambers. We put 10 pill bugs in the choice chambers and allowed them to get used to their surroundings. We put two choices in the choice chambers (soaking wet paper towel and slightly moist paper towel). In 30 second intervals, we counted the number of pill bugs found in each side of the choice chambers over 5 minutes. We repeated the trial several times to increase our sample size and strengthen our data. Results are pending.


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