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ERIC Number: EJ991496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Termite Behavior: Measuring the Postanoxic Consumption Rates of Landscape Mulches by Eastern Subterranean Termites
Collins, D. Parks
American Biology Teacher, v75 n1 p41-45 Jan 2013
Populations of the Eastern subterranean termite, "Reticulitermes flavipes," are widespread throughout most of the eastern United States. Subterranean termites have the ability to survive flooding conditions by lowering their metabolism. This lesson investigates the connection between the ability of termites to lower their metabolism to survive floods and their feeding behavior. Using an incubator, Petri dishes, and different types of mulch, termite consumption can be measured and compared. These results can be analyzed with a simple statistical test to look for significance.
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Language: English
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