Different Temperature and Its Effect on Cockroaches

Kelly Easterling, Katelyn Fietz, Jordan Cunningham, Chrysanna Craig


There are various factors that affect a cockroach’s release of carbon dioxide. These factors include whether the animal is an endotherm or an ectotherms, as well as the temperature the animal is exposed to. We hypothesized that cockroaches will release higher amounts of carbon dioxide at higher temperatures because they are ectothermic and cannot regulate their own body temperatures. We tested our hypothesis by seeing the effects of different temperatures on cockroaches to measure their release of carbon dioxide. From the data collected from our trials, we found that cockroaches do in fact release more carbon dioxide in warmer temperatures.

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