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The effect of temperature on the metamorphosis of the Painted Lady butterflyFeatured science projectScience project video

Observation

The Painted Lady butterflies that were placed under the incandescent lamp at 30° C were the fastest to complete the transformation followed by the butterflies in the tank placed under room conditions.
 


Tank temperature

Number of days taken for transformation from chrysalis to butterfly

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

16° C

0

0

0

0

0

1

8

13

18

24° C

0

0

0

0

0

2

11

17

20

30° C

0

0

0

0

3

9

17

20

20


The graph below represents the results of our science project experiment.

Butterfly metamorphosis and temperature science project

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Complexity level:
4
Project cost ($):
20
Time required:
1 day to prepare, 9 days for observation
Material availability:
Easily found
Safety concerns:

None