Mealworms were added in between the two on a manila tube this experiment was set up to see if mealworms prefer light or dark the student used their phone for the light and a sock for the dark area. In this experiment, we decided to see if our mealworms would prefer salt or sugar since they have consistently enjoyed sweeter foods, we hypothesized that they would move towards the sugar as opposed to the salt. Mealworms and beetles moved around more during the classical music conclusions: it seems that mealworms and beetles prefer classical music to rap music when we researched mealworm hearing, we found that they actually do not have ears consequently, they react to the vibrations they feel in the ground.
In this investigation, students cover half of the petri dish with dark paper two or three mealworms are placed in the middle of the dish and allowed to move for 30 seconds.
Problem statement: do mealworms have an innate preference for darker areas materials: cfl bulb lamp 8 mealworms tissue paper (dark green) black colored construction paper (opaque material) two-sided choice chamber stopwatch (iphone) procedure: gather materials, set up lamp place four of the mealworms on one side of the chamber and four on the other.
If it is too dark to see, you can use dim light to observe the mealworms observe the mealworms’ behavior and location in the box and record your observations step3: place the mealworms back into the middle of the box. Research question: do mealworms prefer dry, damp or wet conditions/surfaces hypothesis: we predict that mealworms prefer damp surfaces over dry or wet ones independent variable : the independent variable in this experiment is the surface on which the mealworms will be placed: a damp paper towel, a wet paper towel or a dry one.
Do mealworms like light or dark environment better sarah tolland biology 8 f1 september 28, 2014 i was assigned to do an experiment on mealworms with a few other students in class the question we answered was do mealworms like a dark or light environment better first we made a hypothesis.