Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Moving in to a new world.

This brown anole was just released into his new home on island H. How will he do? Will he succeed in this habitat? Will he mate and father many offspring? Will his dewlap tattoo give him an advantage? These are the questions we will try to answer when we return to Florida in the summer and fall. We are not quite done yet. We still have to release lizards on 3 more islands. Stay tuned for more updates.

110 comments:

  1. first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. what difference does placing lizards at different islands make?

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  3. is there a certain spot where each lizard is needed to be placed?

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  4. how did the lizards react to their new home?

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  5. the guy who stated "first" is bad...

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  6. BUT FOR REALZ... HIS DEWLAP WILL NOT GIVE HIM AN ADVANTAGE IN THE WILD (caps is cruise control for cool)

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  7. no who ever goes all unoriginal is bad!!!
    turn it off!!!

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  8. What are the ratio of the islands male to female? Or female to male?

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  9. Guy above me is lame...

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  10. Berenice Chacon :)April 14, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    is it possible that the lizard will not be wanted in the habitat?

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  11. fail, epic fail

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  12. 1)the lizard looks lost.
    2)will the lizard last in his new envorment.
    3)will they find food fast enogh to last at the new land.
    4)did any lay eggs.

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  13. i just kidding guy above me

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  14. why do u keep failing so hard?

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  15. How many islands are going to be introduced with how many brown anoles? How many times are you going to check the population of lizards ?

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  17. even worse fail

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  18. Wait a minute aren't you guys, like, sitting next to me?

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  19. ▲ ▲

    gotta learn how to triforce

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  20. yea what about it? lol

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  21. 1. will lizard adapt fast to its new envirement?
    2. Will it die because of natural selection?
    3. Will it try to swim back to its old envirement?
    4. Will the lizard be rejected by its habitat and fellow lizards?

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  22. just saying... anyways jose is like BADDDDDDDDDD

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  23. epic triforce!

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  24. did the lizard have babys yes or no

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  25. hi mr reedy
    hope you get known
    k bye

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  26. once again troll!!!

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  27. Mr. Reedy, I hope you get known

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  28. Mr. Reedy:)!

    Did you release that brown anole into its new home?

    Do you think it will mate with other different type of lizards on the island?

    Do you miss being in class with us?

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  29. excited for duke nukem forever?
    ps
    trolling is fun!!!!

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  30. Mr.Reedy
    Was there a specific place where you had to release the lizard? How did the lizard react when you released it?

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  31. what if some of the lizards died quickly.

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  32. were is his new home located at?

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  33. will the lizards be ablw to swim across the islands?

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  34. whats the difference when you place the lizards in another island?.

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  35. Biology 1st period
    Have you found a lizard that is different from others???

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  36. Have any of the lizards died while they were in the bags?

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  37. have you heard any strange sounds while you were there and have you heard a lizard sound yet?

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  38. how many lizards do u guys bring back home.?

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  39. Do you think that when you go back you will find all the lizards you released?

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  40. How did you place them on the island?

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  41. how did the lizards react when u let them out of the bags?

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  42. did they lay any eggs?

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  43. Is there other animals on the islands the lizards are being placed in?

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  44. Alexx of 2nd periodApril 15, 2011 at 7:03 AM

    What is your hypothesis on the dewlap color?

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  45. This one looks like a beast i am sure he will have all the female lizards after him and make lots of babys what color is his dulap

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  46. Is this a male or female lizard?

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  47. Can the lizard die because of its environment changing too quickly?

    what would happen to the expirement if the half of the lizards (not half excatly but aroud there) die?

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  48. When you put the lizards on diffrents island,Do they easily adapt to each diffrent island?

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  49. How many lizards do you put in every island?

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  50. christian cortez-
    1)how many eggs in total have yah took of the box?
    2)how manny lizards in total yah grabed?
    3)when yah grabed all the lizards how much of amout of food did yah grave or how yah did it to feed the lizards so they wont die?
    4)did yah seen any cool snakes or lizards that yah never seen?
    5)if theres eggs in the box are u gnna give tham away like you did with the ones that wee had over here in class?
    6)how many lizards have seen dead when u were there?

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  51. Omar Molina 2nd Per.April 15, 2011 at 7:13 AM

    What if the brown anole on Island H dies; Will all the research go to waste?

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  52. margariota diaz prd 2ndApril 15, 2011 at 7:13 AM

    how many brown anole have yuh found?

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  53. Biology,2nd,Yezaid MartinezApril 15, 2011 at 7:13 AM

    Did you build the lizards their own little home? :D

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  54. due to change in scnery i believe the lizard are goin to go thru a change in appearance maybe not drastic but they will change some what

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  55. Don't you get frustrated working all day and night? beside loving lizards, what other reptiles or animal do you love? if you had the opportunity to search and experiment with other animals, wich animal will you prefer?

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  56. Biology,2nd,Yezaid MartinezApril 15, 2011 at 7:17 AM

    Did you put a tattoo on a lizard that said "I Love Mom"?

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  57. Nikki Solis 2nd PeriodApril 15, 2011 at 7:18 AM

    The brown anoles might got through a series of different changes because there in a new habitat.

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  58. christian cortez-
    1)HOW ARE YAH FEELING ABOUT THIZ LIZARDS YAH GRAVING?
    2)HOW MANY LIZARDS WERE CLOSE TO THE CLAY LIZARDS N THOUGH THEY WERE REAL?
    3)HOW MANY HOURS HAVE YAH SLEPT?

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  59. Biology 2nd Period Weiheng RuanApril 15, 2011 at 7:18 AM

    Do you have any picture of this island?

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  60. The title sounds like a movie...and like Noe ask if you had the chance what other retile or animal will you research?

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  61. Kimberly from 2nd periodApril 15, 2011 at 7:19 AM

    is there any possiblity that some lizards could go from one island to another? Which island do you think will have the best records after the project is over?

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  62. kimberly from 2nd periodApril 15, 2011 at 7:21 AM

    how did the lizards react to the new enviornment when you's let them out from the bags?

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  63. Do you sleep out side and camp or do u sleep in a house

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  64. Stephanie Moreno 2nd PeriodApril 15, 2011 at 7:31 AM

    I think the Lizard would get use to his New enviroment

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  65. Jacqueline Fuentes 3rdApril 15, 2011 at 7:50 AM

    I think depending on the ratio of other species to the island the lizard might succeed only if that island isn't full of predators instead of prey.

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  66. Mayra Hernandez pd.3rd :DApril 15, 2011 at 7:50 AM

    I think he will succeed because his camouflage with its surroundings.

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  67. Have you marked the lizards that you have released?

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  68. Jacqueline Fuentes 3rdApril 15, 2011 at 7:51 AM

    What will you do with the offspring? Since Florida wants the brown anoles gone instead of reproducing.

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  69. Was there a specific spot where you had to release the lizards?

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  70. Danny Villa (real question)April 15, 2011 at 7:55 AM

    so in the islands alone, did your expiriemnts intergrate with the tatoo lizards and if in all the islands too? wont that affect the expiriment?

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  71. Do you think the envinment will affect in anything the way the lizards addapt to their new home ?

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  72. How will you know if a tattooed lizard has an advantage over the lizards that aren't tattooed?

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  73. Do you think releasing the brown anole on the islands will affect the survival of other animals living there?

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  74. I really believe his dewlap tatoo will have an advantage when it comes to fathering offspring since it will attract other females.

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  75. Rogelio Carabez 3rd PeriodApril 15, 2011 at 8:01 AM

    Mr. Reedy the Lizard in the picture looks more musclar than the other lizards. Have you found any difference in the lizards in muscularity?

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  76. How different is this environment than the environment the lizard?

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  77. If the lizards with the dewlap tatoo do father more offspring how will you know that they did?

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  78. How many brown anoles do you have?

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  79. Do you really believe that the lizards will survive in their new environment?

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  80. how long do the lizards live for ?

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  81. Selena Romero

    You think if a lizard like this one that he has a location where his use to, you think that the lizard will act the same or be a little more scared because its not like his usual place to be?

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  82. While you were at florida, did you notice any physical changes in the lizards?

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  83. i think that the lizard will servive a pretty long time he/she looks tough and he/she looks like it can do some good damage and well it looks like that lizard will come out with some good results

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  84. Was that one of the lizards u catch and then let it free.

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  85. how many lizards do u catch a day?

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  86. I'm expecting this lizard to survive at least for while due to its large size. Wish it the best.

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  87. How many lizards have got their tattoo?

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  88. 1 what kind of lizard is it?
    2 what island was it on?
    3 did you eat any of them?

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  89. alejandro delacruzApril 15, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    how long does lizards survive?

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  90. how many lizards did you release in each island?

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  91. Ivan Amador-
    Maybe the color of the lizards neck will chage its chances of survivle.
    Was the lizard's tail cut off a bit?

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  92. -How do you know if they will make it?
    -How did they react when they went to their new homes?
    -What happens if they dont make it?

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  93. How did the lizard got his tattoo?

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  94. when are the lizards gonna evolve to another species?

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  95. umm i dont think the color of the dewlap well help much. because they only have one color white.

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  96. Mr. Reedy!

    Do you think the lizards will adapt to there new homes?

    Do you think some will die out because of the other tyoe of animals there?

    What will happen if one or two of the lizards gets eaten; will it affect the experiment?

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  97. how many lizards do u think well live?

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  98. MR.REEDY HOW MANY MALE AND FEMALE BROWN ANOLES WERE EXPOSED TO ISLAND H?

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  99. wat color is the lizard

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  100. Are the islands somewhat similar by environment and surroundings, not the size of them, but the habitats in each island? how?

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  101. What are some of the food choices the lizards will be eating? Usually how long does it take the lizards to be able to adapt to this new environment? Are the temperatures, weathers, and climate in these new islands similar to their former home islands?

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  102. ElizabethTellez: Zoology: 3rd PeriodApril 26, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    In about how long is your team planning to return to the islands to collect data?

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  103. Let me try to answer some of the recent questions here.

    Nohemi- I can't give you the exact answer to this without checking the data, but let me give you a good estimate. On some of the islands we released 66.6% females and 33.3% males. On others we did the opposite (66.6% males and 33.3% females). The islands varied in size so on the smallest island we released about 40 lizards total and on the biggest we released about 170 lizards. I am not sure exactly how many females were released on Island H, but it followed those guidelines.

    Efrain- Just like our lizards in class, they ranged in color from very light tan color to a very dark brown. As they heat up their colors usually turn darker. There are a few lizards with a reddish or rust color also.

    Simon- Yes, the islands are similar in type of habitat. The same types of trees and grasses are growing on just about all of the islands. The biggest difference in the habitats is probably the density of vegetation, where some islands have very thick trees and others have very sparse tree cover. We have 4 and 5 islands respectively for each treatment so we should still be able to see how the sex ratio is affecting reproductive success regardless of differences in the habitat. Insightful question.

    Nathan- The lizards eat spiders, dragon flys, moths, beetles and just about any small arthropods that they can catch.

    The climate is the exact same on all of the islands as they are in a 30 mile radius of one another. Some are very close and only 40 or 50 feet apart.

    Elizabeth- We will be returning to the islands in August and in October. I am hoping to go for at least one of those work trips, but it will depend on my schedule.

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  104. I am sure the lizard will do anything in his ability to adapt and reproduce in his new environment and even if its not with him its bond to happen with one of them :)

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  105. will u guys keep track of the lizards?

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  106. will all the lizards survive?

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  107. do you think alot of lizards will die because of competition with food and territory?

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  108. Elizabeth TellezMay 15, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    When releasing the lizards were any of the females expecting?

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  109. Yes, some of them were gravid(that means pregnant with an egg). Unfortunately, a few of them laid in their bags, but many more were released on the islands still carrying eggs.

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