Jiminy Cricket! The Effect of Temperature on CO2 Production

James Passmore, Kaleb Mcsperitt, Taylor Lobb, Eric Bates


The experiment we are doing is to see how extreme temperatures could affect respiration rates and metabolisms of crickets. We are using a total of ten crickets and put five into the control and five into the experimental. The experimental is in 27.8 degrees Celsius and control is in 22.3 degrees Celsius. The control group has an increase in carbon dioxide over three minutes in five trials for both the control and experimental groups of crickets. This means that in hotter temperatures crickets do not produce as much carbon dioxide as they do when in normal temperatures around 22 degrees Celsius.


Thermosregulation; metabolism; crickets

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