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Jungle Food Chain
Transcript of Jungle Food Chain
If iguanas became extinct, it would affect toco toucans, mango trees, and banana trees. The toco toucans would not be able to feed from the iguanas and will start to lack protein.
That could cause a chain reaction because the population of the toco toucans might also decrease and predators of the toco toucan will also be affected by this.
Mango and banana trees will be affected because if the iguanas are not present to eat the fruit, then there will be too much of it
That is not such a big problem compared to the toco toucans since there are more animals that eat those fruits
If there were more animals at the top of the food chain instead of the bottom, then there would not be enough food for everyone since not only the primary consumers eat plants and fruits
If there were too many carnivores, then it would be more probable that all the rest of the species would become endangered
Producers have more energy and are the ones that give energy to the rest of the food chain
By Ariana Wu
Also eats spiders and small reptiles (not shown on food web)
Tropical Screech Owl
Nectar from flowers
Red eye tree frog
If there were no decomposers, there would be too much dead organisms in a biome and they would never undergo through the process of decomposition.
Too many animals are dead and there are no bacteria, fungi, etc to decompose = animals will never decay and dry up to give soil its nutrients = plants won't be able to get enough nutrients from the soil = won't produce enough food to feed primary consumers, and there is a chain reaction
ii) In your Prezi, create and label a pyramid of energy from one food chain found in your food web.
IGUANAS X 1/10 kcal
TOCO TOUCAN X 1/10 kcal
JAGUAR X 1/10 kcal
Identify one organism in your food web that is both a primary and secondary consumer
The toco toucan is a primary and secodary consumer because:
It eats fruits and seeds but also eats iguanas and is the prey of jaguars
e) Explain how two named abiotic factors in a rainforest ecosystem function to support it’s wide variety of life.
Sunlight is a vital abiotic factor for this ecosystem since it is the source of energy for every ecosystem and it helps mostly trees grow (since small plants don't receive too much sunlight in the forest floor and understory) and these tall trees are home for many birds and monkeys that make rainforests so rich and dense
f) Find an example of parasitism that occurs in rainforest ecosystems and describe it briefly below. Be sure to identify both the parasite and host organism in this biotic interaction.
Parasitism between the phorid fly and the leaf-cutter ants.
Parasitism takes place when the phorid fly flies over the leaf-cutter ants and lay the eggs on their heads. When the eggs hatch, the newborns feed from the ants' bodies.
A biome is a large, natural community composed of flora and fauna, which occupies a major habitat.
The jungle biome: A jungle is a biome full of vegetation and wildlife. It's warm all year round and has heavy rainfall.
It's the environment where an animal or plant lives and has adapted to.
Tropical Rainforest: A tropical rainforest, like the Amazon, have a tropical climate since they lie between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
A group of species living in a same area.
A type of species of organisms that live in the tropical rainforest are the Chimpanzees, they are very social and their population consists of about 50 individuals.
An animal that eats plants and grass
An example of herbivores are the leaf-cutter ants, they live in very big colonies that can reach an approximate of 3 million ants and they are the primary consumers of plants and feed on the fungus they grow when they bring the plants inside the colony and make grow it there.
Any animal that hunts other animals and eats flesh, they are characterized to have sharp teeth or molars used to eat the meat.
The green anaconda is one of the most feared animals in the jungle since it is at the top of the food chain lives on the banks of the river and spends time in the water and eats rodents, tiny mammals, frogs, fish, and sometimes crocodiles.
Animal that eats dead organic matter
An animal that feeds on dead organisms is the king vulture, which eats primarily cattle carcasses, fish, lizards, sloths, and carrion.
It's capable of producing its own food
Autotrophs are organisms that can create their own food and do not need to depend on other organisms to feed themselves. These, are usually plants such as bromeliads that get their nutrients mostly from all of the water they are able to store and the air.
Organisms that break down dead tissue.
The millipede's diet is rotten organic matter like leaves and wood.
a) If one of your primary consumers became extinct, analyze how three other biotic factors/species would be affected.
c) i) Explain why there are normally more producers in a food web than tertiary consumers?
b) Explain how your food web would be affected if there were no decomposers involved in it?
Another abiotic factor is rain because that is one factor that makes this a rainforest and is one of the reasons there is so much life and vegetation because water supports all the living things and grows all of the flora and fauna found in here.
Red Eye Tree Frog
also eats spiders and small reptiles (not shown on food web)