Owl Pellet

Tommy, Wil, Cheyenne, and Madison

Owl Food Web

From Mr. Bishop's Classroom
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Here we see the pellet before dissection began. There are no bones visible, but you can see fur.
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Owl Pellet Disection

When the pellet was dissected, we found five skulls, ten jaws, three scapulas, nine forelimbs, thirteen hindlimbs, twenty pelvic ones, twenty one ribs, and eight vertebraes. All of which belonged to rodents.
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Bone Organization

After we removed all of the bones from the pellet, we organized them based on the species they belong to and the type of bone.
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Bone Glueing

After the bones were organized, we began to try and connect them together to form a complete skeleton.
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Exam Questions

1) According to the the energy pyramid above, what kind of consumer does the owl eat?

A) Tertiary

B) Primary

C) Producer

D) Secondary

2) How could biological magnification affect an owl?

A) Contaminants would increase at each trophic level and hurt the owl when it eats it's prey

B) An environment could reach it's carrying capacity and limit the owl's resources

C) Invasive species would enter the owl's habitat and drive it out

D) Contaminants would increase over time inside of the owl