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Ant Behavior. Which Paths Do They Prefer?. Ant Bridges:. Laura Broseke Elizabeth Gerber Taryn Nye Sai Yan Chu. Introduction. Ant Facts. Materials and Methods. Predictions. Step One:. Do Ants Like Jelly?. Yes They Do!. Initial Designing Process.

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Ant Behavior

Which Paths Do They Prefer?


Ant Bridges:

  • Laura Broseke

  • Elizabeth Gerber

  • Taryn Nye

  • Sai Yan Chu


Introduction


Ant Facts


Materials and Methods


Predictions


Step One:

  • Do Ants Like Jelly?


Yes They Do!


Initial Designing Process

  • We began with sketching different Bridge Designs…


First Bridge Model

  • After It was destroyed by the weather.


Second Bridge Design

  • This is the one we choose to go with because it worked the best.


Bridge Specifications:


Time Line (Revised)


Data Collection Sheet:


Continuous Student Observations:


Class Involvement

  • Each student must check the ants (both indoor and outdoor) and fill out the student data sheet.

  • Between now and Thursday morning have at least one observation from both indoor and outdoor.

  • Be prepared to discuss your observations, compile class results, and analyze them.


Information and Steps for Student Observations

Indoor ants are located in the lab with Thelma.

Outdoor ants are located behind McKee.

The data sheets are located with the bridges.

When observing the ants take notice of how the ants are interacting with the bridges and the amount of food left (suggestion: take notes).

PLEASE COVER THE BRIDGES WHEN FINISHED!!!!!

If any questions arise please come and get us.


Sources Used:

  • Foster, 2001. William, and Shingleton Alexander. Behavior, Morphology and the division of labour in two soldier-producing aphids. Animal Behavior, 62: 671-679.

  • Foster, 2001. William, and Shingleton Alexander. Behavior, Morphology and the division of labour in two soldier-producing aphids. Animal Behavior, 62: 671-679.

  • Foster, 2001. William, and Shingleton Alexander. Behavior, Morphology and the division of labour in two soldier-producing aphids. Animal Behavior, 62: 671-679.

  • Detrain, Claire. 1997. Scavenging by Pheidole pallidula: a key for understanding decision-making systems in ants. Animal Behaviour, 53: 537-547.

  • Burd, Martin. 2000. Foraging behaviour of Atta cephalotes (leaf-cutting ants): an examination of two predictions for load selection. Animal Behaviour, 60: 781-788.

  • Denny, Adrian. 2001. Foraging efficiency in the wood ant, Formica rufa: is time of the essence in trail following? Animal Behaviour, 61: 139-146.


Cont.

  • Mailleux, Anne-Catherine. 2000. How do ants assess food volume? Animal Behaviour, 59: 1061-1069.

  • Nonacs, Peter. 1998. Patch sampling behaviour and future expectations in Argentine ants, Linepithema humile. Animal Behaviour, 55:519-527.

  • Robson, Simon. 1997. Division of labour and ‘foraging for work’: simulating reality versus the reality simulations. Animal Behaviour, 53:214-218.

  • Heinze, J. 1999. Worker age, size and social status in queenless colonies of the ant Leptothorax gredleri. Animal Behaviour, 58: 751-759.

  • Anderson, Carl. 2001. The complexities and hierarchical structure of tasks in insect societies . Animal Behaviour, 62: 643-651.

  • Tarniello, James. 1997. Ecology, evolution and division of labour in social insects. Animal Behaviour, 53: 209-213.


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