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dc.contributor.advisorWalters, Lindsey
dc.contributor.advisorSotherland, Paul R., 1953-
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Peter
dc.descriptionv, 15 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractHaving a better understanding of the organisms in our environment is essential to maintaining the best ecosystem possible. This study sought to determine whether house wren eggs become lighter the later they are laid in the clutch. We used reflectance spectrophotometry to demonstrate that eggs were not only becoming significantly lighter as more were laid, but that the greatest significant difference came between the last two eggs in each clutch. This may be a signaling mechanism to tell the female when to stop laying eggs.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipW.K. Kellogg Biological Station. Michigan State University. Hickory Corners, Michigan.
dc.publisherKalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Biology Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Biology;
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.
dc.titleProgressive color change in House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) eggsen_US
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