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dc.contributor.authorFaynor, Craigen_US
dc.contributor.authorMehmood, Syed Adilen_US
dc.contributor.authorPotdar, Deepalien_US
dc.coverage.spatialUMBS Campusen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T22:40:04Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T22:40:04Z
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54670
dc.description.abstractIn studying whether the surface activity of the two ant species is correlated with light, air or soil temperatures at their ant holes, we formed the following hyotheses: Light levels will have an effect on ant surface activity. Specifically, increased light will increase ant surface activity. Ants may be visually-oriented and could take advantage of light to make foraging easier, thus increasing surface activity. Second, we expect that soil temperature will also have an effect on activity. We suggest that increased soil temeprature will increase ant activity. Being poikilotherms, ant body temperature will increase with higher soil temperature, increase their metabolic activity levels, thus causing them to emerge from the hole. Finally, we predict that air temperature will result in differing ant activity levels. A higher air temperature my increase activity levels and therefore the ants will be more likely to continue working outside of the hole instead of returning inside to work at a later time.en_US
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dc.relation.haspartGraphen_US
dc.relation.haspartTable of Numbersen_US
dc.subjectGeneral Ecologyen_US
dc.subject.otherINSECTSen_US
dc.subject.otherANTSen_US
dc.subject.otherBEHAVIORen_US
dc.subject.otherTEMPERATUREen_US
dc.subject.otherCAMPONOTUSen_US
dc.subject.otherIRIDOMYRMEXen_US
dc.subject.otherHYMENOPTERAen_US
dc.subject.otherFORMICIDAEen_US
dc.subject.otherLIGHTen_US
dc.subject.otherHABITATen_US
dc.subject.otherANALYSISen_US
dc.titleThe effects of light and temperature on the surface activity of ants.en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
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dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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