Is the Turtle ID Quiz also open until Sunday night?
(Also, is this where I should post questions?)
Nevermind, found the answer!
Crocodylian mini-exam and turtle ID quiz are live and open till Sunday at midnight.
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Herpetology Thermoregulation lecture is now live.
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I'm struggling just a tad with the graphs for the squirrel feed experiment, mainly, the organization of independent/dependent variables. Do we make 6 graphs, each with one location and one seed? I'm more worried about the organization of this data into graphs rather than the actual graphs themselves. Thanks for the help, anyone!
So the first question is, does GUD differ between food items. So I would plot on the X axis: food item and concentration. On the Y axis I would plot GUD. So when you look at the graph you see both the effect of concentration and food type on GUD. Remember, the GUD is really what is left behind, so you are measuring at what point do they give up on that food item? Next, look at the food items and rank them by "value." Does it appear that the squirrels are paying attention to calories? Protein? Fat?. It is spring time tra la la la, so love is int he air and these guys want to be ready. What matters to them?
How about location? one is safe and 2 and 3 are riskier. What does the marginal value theorem predict? From above you know what their preferred food item is, now, if you concentrate on just that food item, how are they different when you compare the safe location with the less safe locations? Are they taking more? Does this match you predictions?
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