Wednesday, April 6, 2011

We have fooled the lizards.

One of the biggest worries about our experiments is that our models would not look real enough to fool the lizards. Well, this morning we were successful in recording our first lizard bite. The jaw marks were clearly visible in the model's head.

34 comments:

  1. We want to know if the lizard who bit the model was a male or female.

    When you checked that model again was the model still in tact?

    Where are the models most likely going to be attacked from? The front, the back, the sides, from what angle?

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  2. Do you think the real lizard was trying to defend territory or was it because of a female lizard ?

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  3. Great. I can't wait to hear what happens when the dewlaps are added. And when are we going to see some tattooing pix?

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  4. Let's get you guys some answers.

    7th hour-We suspect that the lizard bite on the model was from a male. The bite mark seemed a bit large for a female and males tend to be much more aggressive than females.

    When we checked the model again there were no new bite marks.

    The models that have been attacked have all had bite marks on the top of the head or neck suggesting that predators were fooled and were trying to make efficient kills.

    Anonymous- I have q question for you, who are you?
    We think that the biter was probably trying to defend his territory and protect his exclusive access to females that live in his territory.

    Sarah- look for tatooing pics Sunday night.

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  5. Rogelio Carabez 3rd PeriodApril 8, 2011 at 8:24 AM

    Hey Mr.Reedy how did you make the lizards look so eal because when we first saw them while you were making them they didn't look so real?

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  6. How many lizards have the fake lizards fooled?

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  7. How long does it take to make a fake lizard?

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  8. i thought this was real lol

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  9. Did another lizard bite the fake lizard?

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  10. This lizard does not fool me at all I don't know if it can fool species.

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  11. were the lizards fool?

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  12. Do any animals scare you and that lizard almost looks real

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  13. Bianca carvajal bio:2ndApril 11, 2011 at 7:09 AM

    are the predators big or small.?

    female or male.?

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  14. Do you think the lizard knew that lizard was not real ?

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  15. what kind of animals mostly bite the fake lizards?

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  16. What is the eye made out of? It looks real.

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  17. was the bite on the lizard made by another lizard?

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  18. Elizabeth MartinezApril 11, 2011 at 7:55 AM

    Are the fake lizards in a place where they are extremly visible or just in a place where their preditor see them if they search good enough?

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  19. Have the real lizards fully attacked the model lizards? like taking them apart?

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  20. Are all 50 lizards the same color? Does the color even matter?

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  21. How can bites be distinguish between predatords?

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  22. Mayra Hernandez pd.3rdApril 11, 2011 at 8:05 AM

    I think the clay models look real because if they didnt they wouldnt have bites.

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  23. That's great! You guus have fooled the lizards. But do all the clay lizard models have the same size and color?

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  24. Branching off elizabeth's question, are the real anolis lizards in plain sight or are they difficult to find?

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  25. That faked me so hard lol. Now I know how it feels to be like a lizard

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  26. I see the mark of attack of lizard. But do they have teeth to make the marks?

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  27. Well, that's a great start that you have fooled the predators. I have a question. Is there a possibility that the bite belongs to a different male lizard? The male lizard might felt uncomfortable since the fake lizard is staring at him so he attack the fake lizard (just like how the males lizards act in the classroom).

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  28. Weiheng Ruan Bio 2nd periodApril 11, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Do you make the fake lizard male or female?

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  29. Have you ever had a bird bitting a fake lizard?

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  30. How deep was the bite?

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  31. Who bite the lizard? Was it a nother lizard? And if yes, was it a female or a male? Or was it another predator?

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  32. Gabriela CastilloApril 15, 2011 at 8:00 AM

    Why would you want to see if the lizards bite it? Does it include the experiment? How did you come with deciding what fake colored lizards would you use? why orange?

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  33. katherine larco per 3April 15, 2011 at 8:01 AM

    i think that maybe it was a bird to see if the lizard was real or not and scratch it to check?

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  34. Selena Romero

    I think this bite mark was from a lizard of course. My best quess will be the lizard wanted to pick up a fight and well one bite into the fake model and it realized its fake.

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