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Unformatted text preview: pressures on each other Competitive Exclusion Principle- No two species can simultaneously occupy the exact same niche. One will exclude the other Factors which Maintain Species Diversity 1. Resource Partitioning a. Feeding on different food b. Feeding at different places c. Feeding at different times 2. Stratification of habitat a. More vertical layers 3. Patches of different plants or animals Resource partitioning in Herons Feed on the same species but at different depths of water because of differences in Leg Length How to avoid being eaten Armor Cryptic colors or Camouflage Disruptive Coloration Safety in Numbers Mimicry-Batesian Mimicry- A harmless form mimics a poisonous, distasteful or harmful model-Mullerian Mimicry- Similar appearance of all distasteful, harmful, or poisonous species Ex. Bees...
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