By: Morgan S., Aoife K., & Jack A.
What's the Problem?
Water Conditions: 45-80˚F, pH 6.5-7.5
Water Conditions: 68-82˚F, pH 5.5-6.5
Water Conditions: 75-86˚F, pH 6.5-7
Water Conditions: 33-81˚F, pH 6.5-7.5
American Toad Tadpoles
Water Conditions: 65-75˚F, pH 6.5-7
Water Conditions: 30-90˚F, pH 5.5-8
It then moves to the pond snail, orangethroat darters, & tadpoles which consume the producers.
At the top of the food chain we have the consumers which consist of red eared sliders, and invasive species which are toads/frogs, ducks, water moccasin, & hawks.
1. Mallard Duck
2. American Toad (adult)
3. Water Moccasin
Many of these animals could be helpful to our ecosystem, making them a part of the symbiotic relationships mutualism & commensalism. An example of this would be the American Toad. He is a good representative of commensalism. He will eat the mosquitoes and other parasitic insects while replenishing the pond with tadpoles which are a source of food to many consumers. As there are helpful invasive species, there are also bad and dangerous ones. Many of these animals pose a throat to our target audience without meaning to, such as the coyote and water moccasin.
Pricing Guide//Pond Schematic
Dwarf Cattail: $26.99
Water Sprite: $15.00
Red Eared Sliders: $9.99
Orangethroat Darters: $17.95
American Toad Tadpoles: $22.99
Pond Snail: $2.99
Secchi Disk: $18.70
Temperature Probe: $14.95
pH Probe: $25.00
Phosphate Test Kit: $7.50
Nitrate Test Strips: $14.00
$176.06 (plus tax//shipping)