Title: Why Do Bean Beetles Avoid Split Beans? A Simple Extension of A Host Choice Experiment
Url: http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-34/v34reprint.php?ch=52
Author: Kenneth Harris
Lawrence Blumer
Christopher Beck
Author's Address: Emory University, Biology, GA
Morehouse College, Biology, GA
Email Address: kennethjames.harris@gmail.com
Description: Bean beetles, Callosobruchus maculatus, show very distinct host preferences based on bean species, bean size, the potential for competition between larvae, and the condition of beans, whole or split. Permitting students to pursue the causes for beetle preference for whole beans is very easy and in this study led to the observation that relative humidity significantly influences the emergence success of beetles from split beans. Beetles prefer whole beans to improve emergence success under conditions of low humidity.
Topic: Animal Behavior
BEN Subject/Discipline Taxonomy: Behavioral Science
Learning Resource Type: Laboratory exercise (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Context: Undergraduate lower division 13-14
Format: pdf
Access Rights: This resource is open access.
Rights: http://www.ableweb.org/copyright-policy/
Conference Location & Year: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2012)
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