Cellular respiration lab report

Something interesting observed, was that during experiment 1, the probe showed no increase no decrease in carbon dioxide when placed in the ice bath. Looking at the graph, and the meal worm itself, it seemed as if we may have killed our organism. This being said, once it hit about 3 minutes, the levels in carbon dioxide began to increase, as if it came back to life. This was very odd. However after further thinking, it is thought that since, the meal worm is a cold-blooded organism, it is almost as if it was conserving energy in order to survive in an environment, that it is capable of surviving in. I believe that in order to not feel the full affects of the cold, it preserved its energy, by not moving and not exhaling as rapidly. After a minute or two of taking the worm  out of the ice bath, it was if it was back to normal and showed no signs of fatigue. Regarding the uncontrolled experiment 2 of the hot bath, there was a high increase of respiration compared to the controlled experiment. This could be because since the meal worm is a cold-blooded organism the effects of the high heat is amplified. The high heated environment is not an environment favorable for a cold blooded organism, so by placing it in this atmosphere, it feels out of place, creating panic or pain, thus increasing respiration.

Cellular respiration lab report

cellular respiration lab report

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