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Old 10-10-2005, 10:39 AM
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Exclamation science fair project on crickets?

im supposed to do a project on "Does temperature affect the chirping of crickets?" and dont know how exactly to do it. post back ASAP please!!
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Old 10-11-2005, 01:25 AM
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Does temperature affect the rate that crickets chirped?

Because they are cold-blooded, I thought that increased temperature would increase all activity; thus chirping rate should increase. My data showed an increase in the chirping rates as temperature increased. I got a low of 10 chirps per minute at 10oC and a high of 25 chirps per minute at 30oC. When I graphed the, results I saw a good linear relationship with good correlation of points to the line.
I can thus accept my hypothesis, that increasing temperature does directly affect chirping rate. Even though I repeated the experiment, there was enough variation that I could have been more accurate with more data. I would like to actually be able to calculate a formula to predict cricket chirping for different temperatures. I also need to use more crickets because I do not know whether chirping rate is unique for each cricket or a common characteristic. Infomation like this is valuable in helping us understand how the environment affects organisms.

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