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The bullfrog belongs to the family Ranidae and is commonly known for their deep resonant croaks large body size and large ears tympani These frogs have a body size of 20cm 8in and have legs that are longer than the body 25cm10in They reside in the United States Canada Mexico Africa and many others in quiet lakes and ponds Bullfrogs are very aggressive when defending their territories and do not hesitate to attack invaders even if a frog Being that the bullfrogs have large ears they should be able to hear many sounds from great distances but we shouldnt assume this I would like to design an experiment that would enable me to determine the range of frequencies that a bullfrog can hear using operant conditioning Once I have determined the latter I would like to see how well a bullfrog is able to distinguish a specific frequency from other frequencies For both experiments I would need to obtain a number of bullfrogs from a natural habitat and place them in the lab made habitat which would be similar to the one that they were removed from Hopefully the frogs will adapted to the new habitat and carry on as they did in their old habitat Tampered bullfrogs such as those raised in labs or pets would not be used because the results would be inaccurate The inaccuracy would be that these tampered frogs have been out of the wild for so long that they would not have the same range of frequency as those in the wild I would first like to do this experiment on the male bullfrogs because of their deeper croaks observe the data and then possibly repeat the experiment on the female species In the first part of the experiment I want to observe whether the bullfrog can hear the frequencies sent out to it and if so will it move in the direction that the
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