Create an energy pyramid for a desert biome by dividing a triangle into sections and labeling the necessary parts. The project takes less than an hour to complete and requires only a piece of paper and a pencil.Know More
Draw a large triangle. Divide it into four sections. Label the bottom level "primary producers" and the next level "primary consumers: herbivores." Write "secondary consumers: small carnivores" in the next section and "tertiary consumers: carnivores" in the highest section.
Place the plants found in a desert biome in the bottom level. These plants include the barrel cactus, saguaro cactus, soaptree yucca, ocotillo, Joshua tree, desert ironwood, creosote bush and brittle bush.
In the next level, write down all the primary consumers such as the jackrabbit, beetle, grasshopper, fringed lizard, California quail, kangaroo rat, desert tortoise and cactus mouse.
Add secondary consumers to the third level. The roadrunner, kit fox, scorpion, rattlesnake, red-tailed hawk and turkey vulture are found in this level.
Add the few tertiary consumers such as the eagle and owl. Tertiary consumers are rare in deserts because there are often not enough plants to sustain the top level of the energy pyramid.
One of the only decomposers that is able to survive in the desert is bacteria because they are tiny and can survive in the air. Other decomposers, such as millipedes, earth worms and beetles, also live in the desert, but they have a difficult time surviving because they depend on moist areas.Full Answer >
Desert producers include cacti and desert consumers include the bobcat. Both of these are important in keeping the desert ecosystem balanced and healthy.Full Answer >
The arctic tundra biome supports a food chain that begins with plants as primary producers at the bottom. Herbivores consume the plants; and, primary small omnivores hunt the herbivores. Secondary or larger predator carnivores hunt both the herbivores and smaller omnivores.Full Answer >
All of the ocean’s plants, animals and more primitive organisms are biotic factors for the marine biome. The marine biome is the largest biome on Earth, and it covers approximately 75 percent of the planet.Full Answer >