Don Silhacek, Mentor
Counting eggs under the dissecting microscope.
This summer Abdias Rodrigues studied the effects of lighting conditions on the fertility of the Indianmeal moth, Plodia interpunctella. Mini warehouses containing moth infestations were illuminated with either white, red, or far red (a mixture of red and blue flourescent) light. Specifically, Abdias examined the hatchability of the eggs, and emergence of pupae.
Writing up the results of weeks of observations.