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The Effect of Temperature on the Speed of Response of Dionaea muscipula

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  • Submitted: 15/12/2002
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The Effect of Temperature on the Speed of Response of Dionaea muscipula

AIM:

The aim of this experiment is to establish whether a relationship between temperature and response times of Venus Flytraps exists.

ABSTRACT:

The idea for this experiment evolved from doing various readings about nastic movements within plants. However, upon investigation, it was discovered that the Venus Flytrap would be better suited to doing studies on response times as the nastic plants required were not available in Queensland. Dionaea muscipula, common name Venus Flytraps, were placed in various temperatures and artificially stimulated, through the use of human hair, to respond. Five Venus Flytraps were bought, each of which had many small, trigger able traps. The size of the trap indicates whether the trap is able to be triggered or not. The reason for this is covered in the discussion section. One trap from each plant was set off at each of the following temperatures: 20°C, 25°C, 30°C and 40°C. Each of the times were recorded in a table similar to Figure 1.

HYPOTHESIS:

Due to the catalysing effect of temperature on most chemical reactions, it is foreseeable that the Venus

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