Sunday, November 28, 2010
Leaf litter decomposition- process where insect and miccrobial decomposer turn dead leaves into energy for forests. Free Ions are released from organically bound nutrients, then plants drink them up.
The Southern Pine Beetle is a little bitty critter with a big impact. They burrow s shaped tunnels for eggs under tree bark and carry fungi that blog up the water transport in trees all that eventually kill Pine trees. They have cleared acres and acres of these trees in GA.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
The Diatom is said to have originated during or before the Jurrassic Period. They are a apart of the algae group, and are one of the most common types of phytoplankton
Floating aquatic macrophytes grow on top of the water. They produce oxygen, and act as food for some wildlife.
Glowlight neon tetra's are pretty little fishies. They swim in colonies and are mix well with other fish. They are easy to take care of and known for their bright colors.
Crayfish are freshwater crustaceans. They live on dead animals and plants and are look like little lobster. They are tasty too!
Otters are the cutest little mammals in freshwater! They like eating fish, and even can sleep on their backs. Very playfyl and fun, otters also may be the nicest mammals out there too.