Introduction to the Pill Bug Behavior As usual, put title of the lab, period, NAME and date at the top of your lab paper; copy the purpose, procedures, observations and conclusions on your paper. This lab will take the entire week and will count as TWO labs. Purpose: this lab will introduce you to discovering Pill and Sow Bug behavior. You will learn to observe and describe animal behavior, draw and label your bugs, devising your own set of experimental conditions. Procedures and Observations: 1) Using your unaided eye and the dissection microscope, draw FULL PAGE pill or sow bug. Exchange your bug with a neighbor and draw the other kind. Label all parts that you can identify with the help of the handout your have colored in your notes. You will end up with TWO FULL PAGE LABELED DRAWINGS OF A PILL AND SOW BUG. For the test, you will need to know the differences (not many but some), for example, the side views of the bugs are different and the colorations are different. 2) For EACH TYPE OF BUG (PILL AND SOW) “play” with your bug and describe its behavior. You will need AT LEAST THREE OBSERVATIONS; for example, does it run from you? Does it roll up? Etc. Make a data table to record your observations. 3) For this part of the lab, you will be measuring the walking and running speed of your bug (both types). You will need to make a data table to record the data. Include the following: Bug type (pill or sow) Speed (measured in cm per second) Run number (1 through 5) Average Time Cm/second To do this, you will need to construct out of paper and tape, a channel for your bugs to run down. Make a narrow trough like the one Mr Ferguson has shown you. You will need to measure the length of the run in 20 cm lengths with a zero spot in the middle. Speed Run: Place your bug at the beginning of the run and start the timer. When your bug reaches the end of the 10 cm run record the time it took for the bug to accomplish its task. Conclusions: 1) Which type of bug exhibited the most varied behavior. Describe and give examples. 2) Which bug was fastest? Backup your answer with results from your calculations This is Part One of the lab. There will be more parts later in the week.