Behavioral Adaptations

Jennifer Henderson

Taxis/Taxes

Taxis is an innate behavioral adaptation that allows organisms to move away or from a certain stimulus. It allows organisms to easily find certain stimuli that would help them survive easier. If that have a negative response to the stimulus, the organism will move away from it. An example of this would be a termite having a negative phototaxis. This means the termite senses the light and moves away from it.

Courtship Dances

Another behavioral adaptation is courtship dances. This is when a male dances for the female in means to impress her. Sometimes males even use their bright colored bodies to aid in their performance. This helps with survival because it helps the female choose which males would have the best offspring with her based off his ability to do a courtship dance.