Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Attack Patterns

Fake caterpillars reveal different attack patterns near the pole than near the equator.  The closer to the equator, the higher the attack rate gets -- and it's driven by arthropods, not vertebrates.  This also shows the importance of variables in scientific studies.  Whether something works may depend on where it is, or other factors.
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