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The Insect Predation Game: Evolving Prey Defenses and Predator Responses

The Insect Predation Game: Evolving Prey Defenses and Predator Responses

In this activity, learn about predator-prey interactions by pretending to be generalist insect predators foraging for three prey species (candy). Three feeding adaptations are used (mandibles, raptorial forelegs, and unmodified legs). Students conduct several simulations, each of which lasts about a minute. After each simulation, prey reproduce and predator numbers are adjusted to reflect mortality and reproduction. One prey type becomes...

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