Owl Pellet Madness
Kristina Cooley, Bader Kharbat, Adan, Caitlynn Barens.
We immersed the pellet into water, and began to stir it to loosen up the fragments (Fur, Bones, Twigs, ETC.)
As the owl pellet started to fall apart, we took out clumps of fur that contained bones.
After we pulled out the clumps, we separated the fur from the bones. There were a few tiny twigs so it was confusing at first. Then once all the bones were separated, we arranged the bones to create a skeleton of a mouse!
HERES A PHYSICAL REPRESENTATION OF HOW IT SMELT.
Pellet Mass Pie Chart
Multiple choice questions :
1. The owl’s common diet is composed of birds, rodents (rats, mouse), etc… What density dependent limiting factors would cause the owl to become endangered (lack of food)?
Disease affecting Rats
Increased population and thus decrease in resources
A hurricane affecting rats
2. The rodent population increased exponentially, the owl was able to eat more until its population exceeded its carrying capacity and thus cause the population growth to slow down. This growth is also known as?