Planning an Adaptation Experiment...

Debate and discussion of any biological questions not pertaining to a particular topic.

Moderators: honeev, Leonid, amiradm, BioTeam

Post Reply
Stormelle
Garter
Garter
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:32 pm
Location: Somewhere in Lone Star.

Planning an Adaptation Experiment...

Post by Stormelle » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:49 pm

I want to do an adaptation experiment.
We've went over adaptations and how animals adapt to the changes in their envirement in my class, and I want to see it. I want to see something adapt right before my eyes. The only problem is is that I'm not sure what to do :/
I know I want to use a fish for this experiment since they're easy to care for and we've got some fish tanks laying around the house. I just have no idea what I'm going to do, or even what breed of fish I'm going to use...
Would anyone like to help me? Or give me some ideas?

Darby
Viper
Viper
Posts: 1278
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:29 pm
Location: New York, USA

Post by Darby » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:48 pm

What you're talking about would take many generations, and doing it with anything whose generations are at all long will make it tough to do. This is why most of the examples of observed adaptation are either really subtle or in tiny, fast-turnover organisms that many people find confusing or boring.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests