Science Project: Need Help, "Do Ants Like Cheese Or Sugar Better?" And Why?

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Aidan McCartney answered
The best way to find out the answer to this question is by personally conducting the experiment. In order to carry out this research project you will need a few items. For a more conclusive result it may be advisable, if time permits, to perform this experiment on a daily basis for about a week, therefore the following items would be required each day of the experiment.

- Two shallow identical margarine tub lids or identical empty bottle caps.

- One small piece of cheese (there are many different varieties of cheese, it doesn't particularly matter which type you choose to use. All we're trying to establish is whether ants prefer cheese to sugar, in your next experiment you can try working out whether they prefer Gorgonzola or Camembert).

- One teaspoon of sugar or a sugar cube.

- A note book and a pen

Place the sugar and cheese on their respective labeled lids or inside their labeled bottle caps. Decide on intervals when to check up on the experiment and maintain like clockwork that regime, ideally on an hourly basis if possible. The reason for this is that when conducting tests it is essential to keep the experiment as consistent as you can, holding as many variables constant as possible. This eliminates the possibility of an overlooked factor being the reason why the ants choose one food stuff over the other, for example they could be attracted to different colored lids if you've used different colors, this variable needs to be eliminated by using identical lids.

During the term of the experiment, religiously mark down the time of day that the lids are checked, the amount of ants attracted to each food and any other notable phenomenon. At the end of the week go over your results and draw up the conclusions.
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I think that ants will like sugar better because when I dropped sugar (which is good luck) a load of ants came crawling towards all the sugar!good luck with science project!
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I think ants like sugar better because they like sweet food.
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I think it is cheese because they like food and cheese is a  food and I am Doing the same project.
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Sammantha Lynch answered

First of all, there are different kinds of ants like red ants and regular black ones. Many ants may have different opinions. First off, I am in North Dakota right now and I have done the experiment with the cheese and the sugar. It turns out they liked the cheese better than the sugar. I went back to Idaho and did the experiment once more.It turned out they like sugar better. It may depend on where you are while making this experiment. The ants might have chosen the cheese at North Dakota because of the moisture inside the cheese. The ants might have chosen the sugar because of the chemicals since there is already moisture in Idaho.

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My hypothesis is that ants will like cheese better because cheese has more moisture, which ants like!

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Okay they definitely like sugar more because, I mean, it's friken sugar and who takes cheese over sugar....NOONE DOES!😜

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I think all the ants like cheeseπŸ˜—πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜°πŸ˜’πŸ˜―πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜’

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I think the cheese because,when I had  did mi project today like 5 ants came to the cheese,and 1 had came to the sugar so good luck I hope you figure out which one
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Actually it would want sugar because I did my project and  one went to the cheese and the rest went to the sugar
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I think they like sugar beter well I hope you hav a perffect grade ares is du on 19 januaary
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I think ants like cheese better because its easy to find.What I mean  is ants like cheese better because if someone set out a mouse trap the ants will probable find the cheese before the mouse does.
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My science project is do  2/15/10 I want t 2 now if ants will go  
go to the cheese or to the Sugar please Helpe me!
N 4 the people that need Helpe just like me good luck
n I hope you get an A++++++
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I am in third grade doing the same project and I came here to search and I am pretty sure it is sugar for sure
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Am making a science project on do ants like cheese or Sugar better? And I need to now?
thanked the writer.
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Anonymous commented
Ever body said that ants like cheese better so i think u
should put that ant like cheese so good luck!!!!!!!!! I am in four grade
n iam doin the same project so i am going to see if suger is the winer or cheese bye
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Mikayla Rivers answered
I think they like cheese and Guess that said this is dumb shut up yo mouth before I shut it for you because we get the answer off of here if we want!

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