Possible Subjects

  • ants (various spp.) – sociobiology, caste structure, colonial behavior, reproduction & development
  • brine shrimp (Artemia) – habitat selection, effect of salinity on growth, phototaxis, geotaxis, hatching
  • crickets (Gryllus texensis) – respiration, behavior, growth & development, metamorphosis, population dynamics, temperature response
  • daphnia (Daphnia) – heart rate, circulation, response to alcohol & caffeine
  • earth worms (Isoptera spp.) – thermotaxis, phototaxis, temperature sensitivity
  • euglena (Euglena) – gravitaxis, phototaxis
  • frog (Xenopus) – egg fertilization, embryology
  • fruit flies (Drosophila melongaster) – genetics; light & color, temperature sensitivity
  • gold fish (Carassius auratus) – circulation, breathing rate, response to dissolved oxygen)
  • halobacterium (Halobacterium salinarium) – DNA, survival in extremes, exponential growth rate
  • hydra (Hydra littoralis) – budding, regeneration, vegetative reproduction
  • laboratory rat (Rattus norvegicus) – memory, behavior, exercise
  • lady beetle (Hippodamia convergens) – predation, biological pest control, lifecycle
  • land snails (Solatopupa) – response to gravity, touch, light, and chemicals; environmental preferences, movement
  • mealworm (Tenebrio molito) – metamorphosis, taxis, kinesis, binary choices
  • paramecium (Paramecium caudatum) – phototaxis, cilia propulsion
  • planaria (Seriata) –regeneration; light, temperature & pH sensitivity
  • silkworm (Bombyx mori) – development, metamorphosis, food preference, eating
  • termites (Isoptera spp.) – chemotaxis, nesting & foraging behavior, division of labor