Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab
L.C. Webster Elementary School 2007
L.C. Webster Elementary School
2520 12th Ave
North St Paul, MN 55109
What Do Milkweed Bugs Drink?
In my experiment I wanted to know what would a milkweed bug drink. The choices were apple juice, soda pop, and water. I studied this project because I always see these bugs in the summer and they are pretty annoying, and I liked their color. I wanted to know about what choices they would make because they drink water and I wanted to see if they would drink somethng else. I put ten milkweed bugs in three crates so it added up to thirty, then I put three cotton puffs of one of water, one of apple juice, and one of soda pop. Then for about 15-10 minutes we observed what the drank the most and what they were doing. Most days they drank water the most, but one day they drank soda the most. I would like to study their behavior and drinking habits in the wild.