The Circadian Rhythms of Drosophila Compared to Bean Beetles and Flour Beetles

Have you ever wondered how different creatures sleep? Each species has its own natural sleep pattern called a Circadian rhythm. This rhythm regulates the sleep wake cycle. For each species, this cycle can be drastically different. Utilizing a laser recording device and computer software, this research attempts to study how different species of insects differ and how their Circadian rhythms compare to one another. It also shows how even the best planned experiments can have unexpected results.