Biology of termites, a modern synthesis brings together the major advances in termite biology, phylogenetics, social evolution and biogeography made in the decade since abe et al termites: evolution, sociality, symbioses, ecology became the standard modern reference work on termite science. Subterranean termite biology and behavior a detailed explanation of termite behavior and colony formation related pages termites, ink pens and pheromones then i deﬁne the terms after the lab activities 1 teacher divides students into groups of three or four. Subterranean termite biology and behavior id 444-502 authors as published dini m miller, associate professor and extension specialist, entomology, virginia tech introduction subterranean termites are the single greatest economic pest in the united states these termites cause billions of dollars in damage each year to homes, historical. For a biology class, it is rather cool to start off with a lab that actually shows things growing — jo ann burman , andress high school, el paso, texas 8/9/00 question: has anyone heard of using termites for lab. Termite trails problem: observe the behavior of termites and make conclusions about their behavior materials: petri dish, paper, papermate ballpoint pen, rollerball pen, termites, forceps (tweezers), other pens and pencils, colored pencils, and scissors.
The termites used in this experiment are a group of social insects classified as order isoptera the name isoptera, derived from the greek “iso” meaning equal and “ptera” meaning wings, refers to the similar size, shape, and venation of the four wings. Termite pheromone lab in which a termite follows a line drawn by a bic ballpoint pen students were asked to formulate an explanation for the behavior of the termite and to design a experiment. Bio 101 lab report termites - olivia johnson biology 101 lab we provide complete inspection and treatment services report th: termite study guide study answer is the experiment before we measure the presence of biomolecules in itunes.
Subterranean termite identification and biology john d hopkins subterranean termite biology colony establishment and swarming in arkansas, winged termites or alates (swarmers) may emerge in large numbers inside infested homes or from the soil outside during the daylight. Other than the collection or purchasing of termites, this lab can be carried out well within a typical biology lab period (eg two to three hours) to collect data. Phoenix, ariz — it started out as a simple classroom experiment involving a few termites, some ballpoint pens and a paper plate inspired by the demonstration, a teen has invented a new method to more effectively lure termites to their doom. Termite biology and control 2017 eny 4221 / eny 6248 2 credit hours ft lauderdale research and education center university of florida 3205 college ave.
Andrew ellis biology lab 10/5/2011 affects of brand of pen and saran wrap on termite pheromone tracking abstract: termites follow pheramones laid down by other termites in order to find sources of food. This book provides a general scientific introduction to the isoptera, including their biology, behaviour, pest status and control the introductory chapter considers termites as insects, with reference to their evolution, castes, and classification distribution is discussed in the next chapter communication, feeding, water requirements, defence, foraging, and nest building are discussed in a. Entrust biology lab report to our experts and get results without a headache a good reputation of payforessay depends on high qualification of our writing experts and their personal characteristics, such as creativity and ability to work fast and efficiently. Biology - mr croft termite symbiosis lab 50 points introduction zootermopsis is the large damp-wood termite native to the western us this genus is ideal for the termites assimilate the products resulting from the digestion of cellulose by the internal symbionts and are thus able to survive on their diet of wood.
Current projects in the vargo lab we use molecular genetic tools, primarily microsatellite markers and mtdna sequence data, to conduct basic and applied studies of termites and other insect pests of human structures our work on termites encompasses the breeding structure of colonies, colony and population genetic structure, invasion biology, foraging areas, colony densities and. Termite lab essay termite line width preference by, kat lab group: eliot, sarah, nathalie september 21, 2012 justification & hypothesis during initial observations of termite behavior on a number of flat white sheets with varied lines [color, pattern etc ], there was a reported perceived termite preference of lines. Termite lab report the effect of ink on termite behavior abstract termites produce special chemicals within their bodies called pheromones because termites are usually found inside dark areas, pheromones help them communicate in these places. Each lab group models the food chain of a different habitat and indicates how each species affects the species in a trophic level below it they move around the room from one habitat to another, explaining and justifying their model to other students — and to me this interactive explores the biology of sex determination and development.
Monday, april 18, 2011 10:05 introduction pheromones are chemical substances that are very effective at low concentrations they are used by insects, among other organisms, for communication, warnings, etc (campbell biology chap 51. Olumide adeyekun group #2 termite response to either red ink pen or red ink sharpie hypothesis: termites were observed by seeing what ink they preferred, whether it is the ink from a red pen or the ink from a red sharpie.
The termites were healthy and active -- and carolina provided more than the 100 termites/package that i ordered there was a tremendous variety of sizes which was especially nice for comparison my students had a wonderful inquiry lab experience with them. Traditionally, the context for introductory biology labs is the exploration of a biological concept (metabolism, cell division, etc), which from the student’s perspective can be quite abstract. The formosan subterrenean termite is an invasive species that is the most destructive pest in louisiana costing homeowners $500,000,000 a year in louisiana alone to develop new, safe, and efficacious control stratagies critical to this direction is a better understanding of the colony dynamics, foraging behavior and population regualtion. Adapted from termite trails activity created by j cohen, 8/29/13 m rice biology 621 5 place your filter paper in the petri dish 6 gently, place termites in the center of the petri dish, cover the dish and observe for 5.