Possible Dependent Variables

  • barotaxis (avoidance, directionality)
  • chemotaxis (avoidance, directionality)
  • food preference (avoidance, target)
  • genetics (inheritable traits, dominance)
  • gravitaxis (degree of movement, direction of movement)
  • growth and development (fertilization, embryology, maturation)
  • habitat selection (avoidance, selection, persistence)
  • heart rate (rate, consistency, recovery)
  • length (height, length of limbs)
  • life stages (time to maturity, time to reproduction)
  • longevity (lifetime, survivorship)
  • mass (wet mass, dry mass, estimated mass)
  • memory & reasoning (trainability, conditioned response, insight)
  • metabolism (rate of respiration, eating schedule, diet)
  • metamorphosis (timing of phases, length of phases)
  • muscle strength (force, duration, speed)
  • perception (time, perspective, relationship, position)
  • pH sensitivity (movement, survival)
  • phototaxis (degree of movement, direction of movement)
  • population dynamics (growth rate, growth cycles, growth curve, carrying capacity, predation)
  • regeneration (degree of regeneration, time for regeneration)
  • reproduction rate (offspring rate, generation time)
  • respiration (breathing rate, tidal volume)
  • response to environment (response to touch, light, chemicals, etc.)
  • social behavior (division of labor, nesting and foraging behaviors, hierarchy)
  • temperature (core temperature, surface temperature)
  • thermotaxis (avoidance, temperature sensitivity, directionality)
  • thigmotaxis (avoidance, directionality)
  • weight (overall weight, distribution)