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1 Adaptations (2) How do plants and animals survive? How do they adapt to survive in their chosen habitats?

2 Adaptations : Black Widow Spider Venom is about 15 times as toxic as the venom of a diamondback rattlesnake Prey includes a variety of insects and other arthropods. It makes small punctures in the victim's body and sucks out the liquids. Resistant to many insecticides The female eats the male after mating!

3 Adaptations : Collared Peccary Tough snout to overturn dead vegetation to look for roots and shoots. Can eat prickly pear cactus, including the spines. Can go for days without drinking water Powerful musk can aid communication between individuals

4 Adaptations : Coati Strong curved front claws to move rocks and dig for food Powerful smell to detect prey Long bushy tail used for balance Can easily climb trees to forage for fruit, berries and birds eggs.

5 Adaptations : Roadrunner Can adapt the surface area of wings and plumage to absorb or emit heat. Usually nests twice in a year, during the seasonal rains. Vibrates its throat lining to move air past moist respiratory tissues during very high temperatures. This increases evaporation from within the bird.

6 Adaptations : Roadrunner Able to run at up to 15 miles an hour, to outrun predators. Its speed also helps it to catch prey, such as scorpions, lizards, and other small animals. Can also kill and eat rattlesnakes. It uses its wide rings to deflect any striking fangs.

7 Adaptations : Diamondback Snake Has a pair of pits between eyed to detect heat from mammals, even at night. Brown/grey colour to blend in with its surroundings. Uses a rattle in its tail for a warning when alarmed.

8 Adaptations : Gila Monster Very toxic venom, used against predators. Its pink or orange colour provides perfect camouflage in its natural habitat. Lives in cool burrows during hot days. Thick tails provide food and water reservoirs.

9 Adaptations : Round-tailed Ground Squirrel Its tawny coat blends well with its surroundings Lives in its cool burrow during the hottest times of the day. Stands on its hind legs to look out for predators Makes its home near creosote bushes, where the roots bind the soil together.

10 Adaptations : The Jojoba Plant A waxy coating reduces water loss by evaporation. Seeds are toxic to many animals if eaten…except Bailey’s pocket mouse! Leaves face the early and late sun, but not the midday sun. This helps to conserve water. Bailey’s pocket mouse collects and stores the seeds : so many seeds can germinate.

11 Adaptations : The Ocotillo Loses its small leaves during dry spells. New leaves can grow within five days after receiving water. Wide and shallow root system to collect ground water. Stems are capable of photosynthesis during dry spells

12 Adaptations : Teddy Bear Cholla Covered with sharp spines to stop animals from eating the tissue. The spines cool the cholla’s tissue in hot weather Stem consist of segments. The segments provide water storage, and allow photosynthesis to happen.


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