Pill Bug Lab Presentaion

By: Olyvia Salter
Pill bugs also known as “Rollie poillies” are known
for their unique way of protecting themselves.
The pill bug has many unique things about
themselves. For instances pill bugs are not
insects, they are isopods. This animal lives in
warm moist habitats and if you are searching for
these little critters, you can find them under cut
molded wood, organic garbage, and maybe even
moist moss. The pill bug feast its self on molded
vegetables because it has the most moisture.
These animals also are no threat to humans,
they do not contaminate food or spread
 If
I place 3 pill bugs into a choice chamber
with a moist and dry side then 3 out of 3 pill
bugs will decide to place themselves in the
moist direction of the choice chamber. I
believe this to be true because from prior
knowledge I know pill bugs enjoy a damp
climate more than dehydrated weather.
 Independent
Type of environment the three pill bugs chose
Dependent Variable:
Amount of pill bugs go into each side of the
choice chamber.
 Controlled group:
Choice chamber pill bug
Gather materials
Two choice chambers
3 pill bugs
4 paper towels
½ Cup of Dry dirt
15ml of water
Blue washable marker
Red washable marker
1 pipette
1 dry stick
Grab the 4 paper towels and fold until they are able to fit into the choice chamber
Next wet paper towels and rinse until there is no longer dripping water
Then place wet paper towel into the choice chamber on the left side
To finish off part a place the choice chambers top on top of the left side
First place the ½ cup of dry dirt on to the right side
Next put the twig into the right side of the choice chamber on top of the dirt
Then place the top onto the choice chambers right side
Finally repeat steps 2-8 for the second choice chamber
Label the choice chambers 1 and 2 then label the left and right side moist and dry.
Concluding take the top off both sides of the choice chamber and place 3 pill bugs into each choice chamber in
the middle
. Finally yet importantly record how many pill bugs go to each side out of the 3 in choice chamber 1 and 2.
I will be measuring amount of pill bugs retreat
the sounds.
.Conclusion: My hypothesis was supported by the data I
collected in my experiment. My hypothesis stated that the
pill bugs would flee from the music. The pill bugs fled
because the noise vibrations were not a noise that the
bugs were familiar with. In my data, it proves on average
three out of three of our pill bugs decided to flee from the
vocal and musical noise. What I observed is these pill bugs
steadily became frightened throughout my experiment as
the noise played repeatedly. Another thing I observed is no
mater the volume of the music when the pill bugs would
interact in a fight they would mostly stay in place. During
the evaluation of the procedure, I found multiple errors in
my procedure. For instance, I found that the background
noise could have affected our results and average. Another
error I found was the pill bugs I received. I had two days to
proceed with our experiment, each day we received 3
different pill bugs each day. I think this will effect data
because just like humans pill bugs are different. Data
would have been more accurate if we used same pill bugs
each day. All and all my data proved my hypothesis true;
pill bugs truly don’t like loud musical vibrations(Pest

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