Temperatures Effect on Cockroach’s Response to Stressors

Andrew Mancini, Ryan Kroeger, Anna Massaro, Jacob joy, Tyler Ryan, Laurianne Fisher


Ectothermic animals do not have the ability to regulate their own body temperature and as a result external temperature affects the extent to which ectotherms can perform certain functions. The goal of this study is determine how an ectotherm (cockroach), will respond to stressors, (particularly movement/fleeing behavior) at different temperatures. We conducted the study by experimenting on cockroaches at 3 different temperatures by measuring their activity levels. Our results showed at higher temperatures cockroaches showed less fleeing behavior, but no drastic difference between room and cold temperature.

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