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An Investigation into a Woodlice's Preferred Choice of Environment.
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AN INVESTIGATION INTO A WOODLICE'S PREFERRED CHOICE OF ENVIRONMENT.
When he was gardening, Kevin noticed that he rarely ever saw woodlice, but when he lifted stones or wood etc. The woodlice found underneath seemed to run in all directions.
Woodlice prefer dark, damp and warm surroundings to light, dry and cold environments, by setting up a choice chamber with all of the available conditions within, I will determine that woodlice do prefer a wetter, darker environment to a lighter, drier one. And I predict that you will find that the woodlice mover quickly to the wet/dark compartment, more so than the other three.
Null Hypothesis:- Woodlice do not have a preferred environment for living in. Any difference that occurs will be due to chance factors.
Woodlice appear as insects but in fact they are crustaceans. They are one of the only crustaceans known that have adapted to living on land instead of water. Like other insects, they have no shell, and they possess no waxy cuticle, which helps prevent water conservation. Because of this, woodlice are prone to losing water easily via evaporation due to their outer skin being very
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