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Unformatted text preview: water loss. Ridges on cactuses: create shadows to keep plant from overheating. H) High diversity of animals I) Animals that depend on plant seeds: ants, birds, and mice J) Certain kinds of mammals go underground during day when it is hot and then come out at night. Other mammals estivate, which is common in squirrels. GO underground during summertime and basically rest. Stay underground all summer and only come up when it is no loner hot. K) Poor organic content matter L) Mojave desert takes about a thousand years to rebuild soil from disturbance by vehicles...
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- Fall '10
- Ecology, wide temperature range, Mojave, Poor organic content