Madagascar hissing Cockroach Scientific Report Assignment

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Please review all the materials listed below to help with your hissing cockroach assignment. These include a lecture and other information about your cockroach, an example of a report done by a past student, and the rubric we'll use to grade the assignment.

Hissing Cockroach (Female) Assignment Resources:

Note: You should follow the rubric closely...we will be grading on all the elements in the rubric and points will be taken off for missing elements. It would be a good idea to have the rubric on hand when making your observations so you know what to look for.

Please review all the materials listed below to help with your hissing cockroach assignment. These include a lecture and other information about your cockroach, an example of a report done by a past student, and the rubric we'll use to grade the assignment. Hissing Cockroach (Female) Assignment Resources: 1. Hissing Cockroach PDF Notes 2. Hissing Cockroach Lecture (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. 3. Hissing Cockroach Web Site 4. Hissing Cockroach Care Sheet 5. Rubric for Hissing Cockroach Report.pdf 6. Hissing Cockroach Report EXAMPLE.pdf Note: You should follow the rubric closely...we will be grading on all the elements in the rubric and points will be taken off for missing elements. It would be a good idea to have the rubric on hand when making your observations so you know what to look for.

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ProfessorEmily
School: UCLA

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Running head: MADAGASCAR HISSING COCKROACH SCIENTIFIC REPORT

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach Scientific Report
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Running head: MADAGASCAR HISSING COCKROACH SCIENTIFIC REPORT

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Title: Food Preference and Disturbance Response in the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
Introduction
This experiment aims to learn about the biology of Madagascar hissing cockroach by
identifying the pet, finding a suitable habitat, knowing its food preference and documenting its
response to disturbance (abruptly picking it up or shining the light on it). My cockroach is
female, and it is named Lommy. She has a smooth prothorax, its antennae are not fury, and it is
somehow docile. I made her home using a small plastic terrarium with a securable lid that I had
pierced tiny holes to allow the exchange of air. For her beddings, I placed torn pieces of tissue
paper at the bottom for her to burrow. I gave her various types of food such as small pieces of
apple, banana, lettuce, Pop-Tarts and pizza for three weeks. I also added a cotton ball soaked in
water as a source of water.

Running head: MADAGASCAR HISSING COCKROACH SCIENTIFIC REPORT

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Biological Background
The Madagascar hissing cockroach, Gromphadorhina portentosa belongs in the class
Insecta, order Blattodea, and family Blaberidae (Hyborne, Fast & Goodding, 2012). It is a native
of Madagascar, Africa and spends most of the life on the forest floor in rotten woods. At
maturity, it measures 2-3 inches, and its main source of food is fallen fruits. It undergoes a
metamorphosis that is gradual (Paurometabolous) where it develops in three stages: egg to
nymph to adult. A nymph develops from an ootheca then undergoes molting six times to become
an adult (Hyborne, Fast & Goodding, 2012). The ecological significance of this organism is that
it is a primary decomposer as well as an important source of food to other organisms. More than
20 species of this cockroach are kept as pets are well as scientific study models since it is simpler
to maintain (Shotton, 2014).
For this experiment, two testable hypotheses have been developed. One is about the
cockroach’s food preference and the second one is about interesting behaviors (hissing
behaviors).
Hypothesis 1: If I place a piece of banana and Pop-Tarts in Lommy’s cage, she will consume the
banana instead of the Pot-Tart.
Hypothesis 2: If I place Lommy in a dark room and I disturb her by picking her abruptly or shine
the light...

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