Hissing Cockroaches

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Experimentation of Metabolic Rate on Gromphadorhina portentosa Ectotherms in Changing Temperatures
Temperature and environment plays a key role on the effects of an ectothermic organism’s metabolism. The specific ectothermic organism used in this study was the Gromphadorhina portentosa also known as the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach. In this study we measured CO2 production (%) and temperature (̊C) every three minutes for a total of 15 minutes in three different temperature environments. The three temperature environments conducted in the experiment included room temperature, a cold environment (ice bath), and a hot environment (how water bath). The purpose of this study was to test the effects of temperature change on
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The last condition tested was the hot environment in a hot bath. The cockroach was left undisturbed for three minutes to let it settle and then the time for collection started at minute zero. The CO2 (%) and temperature (̊C) was collected every three minutes for a total of fifteen minutes. After the fifteen minutes was up the cockroach was allowed time to recover for
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