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April 23 Video: Rainforest Rainforest: home to ½ of all animals today Rainforests have a steamy atmosphere o they are by the equator Costa Rica rain forest o Little light penetrates so undergrowth is rare o coral snake bright bands of color warn predators that its poisonous o Dead trees rot quickly and nutrients are broken down by fungi 95% of the forest’s nutrients are held in the vegetation not in the soil the soil is nutrient poor o Poison arrow frogs up during the day poisonous and colorful Produce 5 eggs and care for them carries the tadpoles Leaves the tadpoles in a shallow pull of water inside the Bermudian plant. o Leaf cutting ants fallow a chemical trail by workers who found the plant the leafs culture the fungus they clean the leaf and feed it to the fungi fungi gives them food take flowers as well o Lizards eat their own shedding mate over a few days o Praying mantis their body blends with the leaves o Swollen…tree ants attack other plants that may try to grow on it
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course BIO 1421 taught by Professor Farr during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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