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Corn Earworm Project By: Gause Elementary Problem 1: What type of animal is eating the corn? Should it be eliminated? Hypotheses Life cycle of Heliocoverpa zea Conclusion

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Corn Earworm Project

By: Gause Elementary


Problem 1 what type of animal is eating the corn l.jpg

Problem 1: What type of animal is eating the corn?

Should it be eliminated?


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Hypotheses


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Life cycle of Heliocoverpa zea


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Conclusion

The corn earworm moth is food for bats and other animals. If the moth is completely eliminated, it could seriously affect the animals that rely on it for food. Before eliminating the moth, research should be done on the animals that feed on the moth.


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Problem 2: Why do you usually find only one larvae per corn cob?


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Hypotheses


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Conclusion

The corn earworms are cannibals. The larvae eat each other.


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Problem 3: Which of the crops listed below can earworm larvae survive on?

Apple

Corn

Tomatoes

Strawberries

Potatoes

Green beans


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Conclusion:

We need to retest and change the food every day to prevent rotting or retest using live plants.


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Problem 4:

Will corn earworm moths drink Sweet-n-low and water, Equal and water, and sugar water?


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Conclusion

(12 moths tested)

7 Sugar

2 Sweet-n-Low

1 Equal


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Resources:

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r783300111.html

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r113300911.html

http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/veg/corn_earworm04.htm

http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/dp_hfrr/extensn/problems/crnerwrm.htm

http://entowww.tamu.edu/extension/answers/identify/chew/corn_earworm.html

http://www.pioneer.com/usa/agronomy/insects/resistant_hybrids.htm

http://images.google.com/images?q=bats&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&start=40&sa=N


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