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Mr Posgais Biology II class often pondered the thought of insectsattraction to certain colors on flowers Well on September 14 1999 we decided toexperiment and figure out which colors on flowers were more dominant overothers Our Biology class divided up into groups of two and three people Eachgroup took a different colored piece of poster board One person in each groupapplied Tangle Trap to the twelve by nine inch area and stapled each board to apiece of lattice We then took the lattice outside about fifty feet from the schoolbuilding and left it outdoors for about forty-eight hours When we retrieved ourlattice we counted the number of insects on each board and proved our hypothesisthat insects prefer yellow flowers and white flowers over the other colors to beDuring the week of September 13 through September 17 Mr PosgaisBiology II class carried out an interesting experiment involving insects and theirPollination is vital to insect and flower reproduction Birds and insects driftfrom flower to flower selecting the appropriate flavor of their choice to carry ontheir necessary task of nature With the way nature works this process sounds to besimple however it is much more complicated and in a sense more unbelievablethan you could ever imagine A bird or insect flies or walks up into the flower toreach the pollen As time moves o that same bird andor insect will move on tosomething else and carry the pollen with it The pollen being transferred like this isa major factor in the flower reproduction system My class came up with the hypothesis that the insects would be mostattracted to the colors of yellow and white Our hypothesis was proved to be truewhen we brought in the lattice containing all of the individual colored poster boardpieces The results were not surprising to us as white had gathered eighty threeinsects and yellow gathering eighty These colors together almost are more than therest of the colors insect amount combined red blue yellow
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