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Food Web In A Tropical Region : )

This is a prezi of a web of living organisms in a tropical rainforest.

Julia Taras

on 8 October 2014

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Transcript of Food Web In A Tropical Region : )

A crocodile eats secondary consumers
such as sloths, so it is a tertiary consumer. A crocodile has a more limited amount of animals it has lives and water more often so it would not be able to eat anything that is not close to the water, such as birds.

Bromeliad Plant
A bromeliad plant is a producer/autotroph. It uses sun, water and minerals from the dirt to grow and produce.(photosynthesis) It makes energy for itself and consumers, such as a caterpillar. It this web it can be eaten by 3 types of organisms;moth,grasshopper and salamander. A producer has 1000 units of energy.
Tropical Climbing Salamander
The tropical climbing salamander could eat a Liana or a Bromeliad plant because they live in the same habitat. A Climbing Salamander is a primary consumer ( it only eats plants), it gets 100 units/10% of the plants solar energy when it eats it.
Long Horned Grasshopper
Rainforest Eagle/ Harpy Eagle
An Sloth is a carnivore and ate the salamander(in this food web) that had eaten a plant. 10 units of the plants energy went to the opossum, because it is a secondary consumer this opossum would still have to eat more animals to maintain a healthy amount of energy.
Noctuid Moth
This moth could eat a Bromeliad plant in this food web. It uses the solar energy from the Bromeliad plant, when it eats the plant it gets 10% of the energy the Bromeliad plant has. When this moth dies the decomposer in this food web, the mushroom would decompose the moth and would help producers grow in the future.
In this rainforest habitat, the long horned grasshopper could eat the Bromeliad plant or the Liana vine. A longhorned grasshopper is a primary
consumer (herbivore). It eats plants to gain energy, since it directly eats a plant it gains 10% of the plants energy so it does not have to eat as often as secondary consumers.

A Harpy Eagle is a carnivore, so it only eats animals
It gets 1 unit of energy ever time it eats an animals. It gets so little energy every time it eats an animal because every single time an organism is eaten by another organism, 90% of the energy would be lost, so the more animals that are eaten by its predator the more energy is lost.
A worm is a decomposer, it decomposes all organisms when they are dead or decaying, worms do this by taking organics from dead organisms. They also take all the chemical energy out of the organism. This helps producers get nutrients to produce food for animals and for itself. No matter what all animals are decomposed by a decomposer
An owl is a tertiary consumer, it eats animals, when it eats an animal it gets 1 unit of the plants solar energy. In this food web this owl could eat an opossum or a wolf spider.
Wolf Spider
A wolf spider would have to eat more often than a primary consumer, such as the long horned grasshopper because it is a secondary consumer. In this web it eats a grasshopper, gaining 10 units of energy. The wolf spider gets eaten by an owl in this web food web.


Lianas produce food for other plants while they also make food for themselves. The process in which they do this is called photosythesis.
A liana vine is a producer
like the Bromeliad plant.

A longhorned grasshopper
is a primary consumer(a herbivore)
A moth is a primary
consumer, which is a herbivore so they only eat plants.
A Bromeliad plant is a producer/autotroph.
A tropical climbing salamander is a
primary consumer.
An sloth is a secondary consumer.
A harpy eagle is a
quaternary consumer.
A crocodile is a tertiary
A wolf spider is a secondary
An owl is a tertiary
Vermilion Waxcap Mushroom
A vermilon waxcap mushroom is
is one of the decomposers in tropical rainforests. They make nutrients for plants by decomposing plant.
By: Julia and Eddie
If this ecosystem didn't have an equal amount of producers consumers and decomposers, it would eventually fall apart. Their always has to be a balance of producers decomposers and consumers or everything would die.
Food Web In A Tropical Region
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