Biology (11th Edition)

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Chapter 54 - Behavioral Biology - Figure 54.24 - Data Analysis: 2

Answer

For frogs: 45 (30+15) minutes total per frog, 10 joules per frog=13.3 joules per hour. (1 1/3 frogs per hour) For crickets: 15 (12+3) minutes total per cricket, 2 joules per cricket=8 joules per hour (4 crickets per hour) The stream is still the best place to hunt.

Work Step by Step

Here add the search and subdue/consume times for each kind of prey and use the data to find energy obtained per hour to decide where it is best to hunt.
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