Assault on the Nose

Niklas Walker, Ben Latter, Michael Finkelstein

And we begin.

This is a super artistic picture (that focus looks great) of our plate of rat. A delicacy. But in all honesty, this is after we separated the fur from the bone. There was a lot of fur. 9.2 grams worth, vs the 1.5 grams of bone. It was a sight to see.
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And we go further down the rabbit hole/digestive tract.

This is our plate after we sorted it. Lots of ribs (28, I think? There may have been less since we snapped so many in half), lots of jaws, and 5 glorious skulls.
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Fur is nasty.

There's a skull there that we were rushing to excavate before time ran out yesterday. Kinda makes it look like a lion. Mufasa's weirdly rat like skeleton?


You can also seem fore/hindlimb bones to the right, and what I think is either a scapula or just a tuft of fur in the corner.

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The finished product. I think it's of great enough quality that we could send it into a museum and they'd put it on display.

We had to take other people's vertebrae.


Not their actual vertebrae. The rats they found. Those vertebrae. We aren't Predators, we don't do that.


But yeah, our lack of vertebrae was kind of shocking, considering everything else was so prevalent. Maybe they get quickly digested since they're so small?

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Pie Chart

Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of fur. 86% was fur.
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Time for your exam, oh man, it's gonna be tough.

Question 1

If the food chain start with 124 units of energy, and goes plants, earthworm, songbird, and then owl, how much energy will the owl receive?

A. 12.4

B. .124

C. All of it, because it's an owl, and owls are cool.

D. .0124


Question 2

What trophic level is the earthworm?

A. Primary consumer

B. Secondary producer

C. The baddest earthworm on the block

D. Quaternary Consumer

IF YOU PASSED THE QUIZ YOU GET GAMES AND STUFF. IF NOT, I THINK I'M STILL OBLIGATED TO GIVE YOU GAMES AND STUFF.

So here's a video on how owls turn their heads 270 degrees without killing themselves. Pretty interesting.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsKUdg2DC0M


And here's a video where owls catch some prey. Kinda crazy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjTfqOrVJRI