By: Allyson Pena
1. Adaptations made for Survival
Nocturnal Activity- alien needs to be able to be active more in the night time to avoid daytime temperatures and to stay cool.
Burrowing- the alien would need to be able to do this to retain water by burrowing it into moist soil. This allows the animal to obtain water that is needed for its survival.
Change in color-the alien would need to be able to blend in with the sand or it would become quick food source for the bigger animals.
Hibernation- it would also adapt to hibernate to survive extreme climatic helping them reduce their body temperature. This also allows them to slower their metabolic rate.
2. How it obtains energy
The alien obtains it's energy by eating plants found in the dessert and rats because the alien is not able to produce its own.
3. Food Chain
Mutualism- because of the extreme climate in the desert many organisms do not like to be out during the day and so most of the animals tend to have the same habitats. The snake also has the same habitat as the alien and so whenever the snake makes it hole the alien can also fit in the same hole to use as a habitat and not having to dig a hole. And same for the snake whenever the alien creates a hole the snake can also use that same hole for protection from the sun.
9. Limiting Factors
The extreme climate would be very hard for animals to live in because of the hot temperature. Many animals would lack the energy they need and not come out at all and not get food that they need in order to survive.
Lack of Rain
The lack of rain would be very hard for the organisms to live for example the plants would need water to grow. And without rain the plant would not be capable to survive.
Lack of Water
All animals need water to survive and the animals are not able to store water in them like plants. Water plays a key role for the animals survival and without it the animal would soon die.
Lack of Rain
10. Biome Biotic Factors
-cover 1,371,000 square kilometres, or 18% of the Australian mainland.
-70% of the Australian mainland is classified as semi-arid, arid or desert; making it the driest inhabited continent on Earth.
-Only 3% of the Australian population live in the desert.