1. Make a hypothesis about how you think the two species of Paramecium will grow alone and how they will grow when they are grown together. (Make sure you understand what a hypothesis is before you address this!)
To discover the growth of two Paramecium species in a unaccompanied environment and also in a accompanied environment. Under ideal conditions-sufficient food, water, and space-populations of these species grow rapidly and under this experiment when combined the growth of the species will decrease if not cease.
2. Explain how you tested your hypothesis. (Give details of how you conducted your experiment. Consider this the "Methods" section of a lab report.)
In testing my hypothesis it will consist of three 10 mL cylinders. The first two will present with 5 mL of Paramecium species on their own and the third will be a mixed environment holding both species. And it will be observed over a period of 16 days.
3. On what day did the Paramecium caudatum population reach the carrying capacity of the environment when it was grown alone? How do you know?
After day eight it has appeared that the species has settled in but at day twelve it grows once more settling at 58 cells per .5 mL ending the experiment. The reason I know is because the cell do not increase by several past days.
4. On what day did the Paramecium aurelia population reach the carrying capacity of the environment? How do you know?