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Song holding grasshopper nymphs

Some non-swarming grasshoppers that are related to the desert locust respond differentially to rearing density. Shown here are two grasshoppers from the same egg pod that were reared in a crowded condition (left) and in an isolated condition (right).

Credit: Derek A. Woller, Department of Biology, University of Central Florida


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Hojun Song

Hojun Song in the Department of Biology at the University of Central Florida studies density-dependent phenotypic plasticity using grasshoppers.

Credit: Derek A. Woller, Department of Biology, University of Central Florida


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