60.2 Exposure to Caffeine Affects Red Harvester Ant Behavior but Does Not Lead to a Preference for Caffeine

What:
Student Poster
When:
11:00 AM, Friday 8 Nov 2019 (1 hour 50 minutes)
Where:
Grand Ballroom A/B
Tags:
Social & Behavioral SciencesHonors Community/Living-Learning CommunitiesFirst-Year Experience/Freshman Orientation
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If ants are habituated to a caffeinated solution of sucrose over 3 days, would they prefer it over just a sucrose solution, in the end? In an experiment, two groups of ants were separately habituated to each. The results revealed that caffeinated ants had no preference, but did develop unique behaviors.

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Elmhurst College