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I am doing a project and I wanted to test how does dioxin affect the burrowing speed of a mole crab. I Know dioxin is really toxic, but I was wondering if we could work with it or not. If not, do you have any suggestions on another product or pesticide, something that is harming or is in the ocean that may affect the speed? Thank you very much
Question Date: 2008-03-13
Answer 1:

Dioxin is bad stuff - I wouldn't recommend playing with it. The same goes for most other poisons you might want to look at. Honestly, though, I'm not sure that burrowing speed is what you want to investigate anyway; you're likely to get a mix of individuals who are able to shrug off the toxin (and are unaffected) and others who succumb to it (and die).

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