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The Daintree Rainforest

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Manpreet Bola

on 1 March 2013

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By:Manpreet Bola Descriptions/Pics Amethyst Python Feral Pig Plants Red-necked Crake Saltwater Crocodile Praying Mantis Soil Animals Location The soil in tropical rainforests is very nutrient poor. The only reason that so many plants grow in this area is because the plants store their own nutrition in themselves. The topsoil is only 2to 5 centimeters deep. When the plants die out, the new plants that grow in that place gets it’s nutrient’s from the dead plant’s “leftover’s”. The reason the soil is so infertile is because they are more than 100 million years old and almost every time it rains the minerals wash out from the soil.
There are some fertile patches of soil in the rainforest, but they are spread throughout the thick plants. The Daintree Rainforest is located in the north of Queensland, Australia. Its goes from Port Douglas to Cape York. The Daintree Rainforest is the 4th biggest in the world after The Amazon, the Congo, and the Valdivian Temperate. This rainforest covers an area of around 2,600 square kilometers. You could tell which biome the Daintree Rainforest is just by it's name. Its a "Rainforest". 1. Green Tree Frog
2.Saltwater Crocodile
3.Praying Mantis
4:Red-necked Crake
5.Amethyst Python
6.Feral Pig The Green Tree frog is a amphibian and a carnivore. This means that the green tree frog is a cold-blooded animal and that it diet consists of only meat. This particular type of frog uses it's color to hide from predators. Their call sounds, sound like metallic honks or barking dogs.There lifespan is about 2-3 years. They are secondary consumers, meaning that a lot of animals depend on eating the green tree frogs. It's habitat is in swampy edges. The saltwater crocodile is a Carnivore like the green tree frog. It's size can go up to 6 meters! It is the largest crocodile in the world. It can weigh up to 1,000 pounds(lbs).It is a reptile meaning that it is cold-blooded and lays eggs. The average life span is 70 years (if living in the wild).This animal is also most likely to eat a human. In April 2007, a saltwater crocodile at a Taiwanese zoo bit and tore off a veterinarian forearm. After 7 hours of surgery the forearm was reattached. The red-necked crake is a waterbird. The population trend is unknown. Not only the population trend but the world does not know a lot about the red-necked crake. The red-necked crake can lay 3-5 dull white eggs at a time. The diet consists of amphibians. The call sounds of these birds are clicking sounds and soft grunts. The recorded length of the Amethyst Python is 8.5m(28ft).
How the snake got it's name: if you put the python under direct sunlight , in certain angles it turns the color of purple(amethyst). It's diet consists of fruit bats, possums, rats, pademelons, and ground dwelling birds. The habitat of the tropical rainforest and scrub rainforest.The females can lay up to 200 eggs in a year. The stinging tree plant is the most deadliest plant in the Daintree. It has the most potent. A severe sting has been known to kill humans, There is no antidote that can help the sting so visitors must be aware at ALL times. It is most common to be spotted on the side of roads and big clearings in the Atherton Tablelands.They live along the East coast of Australia. There are a few animals that are not affected by the sting so therefore they collect the leafs and fruit off this plant. The silicon hairs on this plant cause pain, because they carry a neurotoxin. Daintree Rainforest Plants 1.Stinging tree plant
2.Daintree fan palm
3.Wild Ginger
5.Native Hibiscus
6.Fishtail Palm Green Tree Frog Daintree Rainforest Stinging Tree Plant Daintree Fan Palm Wild Ginger Stellaria Longipes Native Hibiscus Fishtail Palm Climate The Praying Mantis is a bug. It is a carnivore so therefore the Praying Mantis only eats meat . The average lifespan for a praying Mantis in the wild is 12 months(1 year). The size is 0.5 to 6 inches. It is called the Praying Mantis because of it's front legs. The front legs make a position of a prayer. Thanks for watching! By:Manpreet Bola 703 The Daintree Rainforest has one of the most wettest climates in the world. Maximum temperatures through the wet season, range from 27 to 33 degrees Celsius, with humidity often reaching 80 percent. The cooler, drier months, from May to September, are the best time to visit. The highest recorded temperature is 36.7 degrees Celsius. The lowest recorded temperature is 8.9 degrees Celsius in this time. The rainforest! A rainforest is a place that contains more than 50% of all species. It only covers about 6% of the world's surface. A rainforest can be described as a long , thick jungle. The reason a rainforest is called a rainforest is because of the high amount of rainfall annually. Another name for the feral pig is the wild boar. The feral pig is an omnivore for it eats both meat and fruits/plants/vegetable. They prefer thick covers of dense bushes and EASY to access water. The adult’s males go from 75kgs to 115 kgs. The reason feral pigs are not as famous and not very visited is because they carry A LOT of diseases that can do a lot of harm to the affected person. There life span is 15-20 years. They are pale grey to brown or black .They have tusks meaning they have long front teeth and like a lot of specie’s the males are the bigger ones. The daintree fan palm grow during the wet season.The palm can grow up to 6 meters.It can have a diameter up to 4 meters. They love muddy flodded areas. Another name for this plant is the copper creek. The leafs on this palm help protect the rainforest from the sun. They are found in allies. They are also found in the canopy (a layer in the rainforest.) The wild ginger is a great plant for dry shade. The wild ginger has soft edges so therefore it really helps to develop softer edges for other plants. The leafs are heart- shaped. The color is rich green. This plant makes a very little flower on each side. If you would ever want to grow this plant in your garden you would have to find a hot and dry area in order for this plant to appear. This plant is a flower ..It grows in a lot of wide varieties of areas. The leaves are usually 1 to 4 centimeters long and are opposite of there pairs.(different leafs). It grows in both the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere. This plant grows in the pink family known by the common name long stalk star wort. This type of plant contain SEVERAL 100 SPECIES. This type of plant is very large. This plant has different colrs such as : white to pink, red, orange, purple or yellow. The length can go up to 4 to 18 cm. When the flower turns pruple or yellow it is now complete and it will not grow any longer. The tea you make from this tea contains a very big amount of Vitamin C and minerals that can help with your health. This plant can grow up to 15-70 feet tall.(it's a tree).This is a indoor plant(meaning it can be f=grown in homes) but it does grow in the wild rarely. This plant can reach up to 10-35 feet wide. This plant is best-known for it's leaves. The leafs are very wet at all times and are humongous. On the other hand the leaves are very soft and moist. FOOD CHAIN! Queensland
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