Im so glad everyone is enjoying it
Im away from tomorrow so round 3 will be open until January 26th
(next week Wednesday). Seeing as you have a bit more time im going to try come up with some questions that make you think a little bit more
[January: Round 3]
In nature reptiles and other ectothermic animals have to regulate their body temperatures by making use of external energy sources and through physiological and behavioural regulatory responses. Why do you think that a Southern African Python would be found with its body submerged in the water early in the morning having been there the entire nigh?t, and secondly during what time of the year would you expect this to happen?
Bonus for up to 5 points:
Following on with question 1. What are the differences in appearance and behaviour between a brooding and a non brooding python?
Im sure you have all heard of corridors between natural areas being important for maintaining species persistence, but why is that? and then why is a reserve that is round in shape in terms of boundaries more likely to benefit species persistence (so that they do not go extinct) than a reserve that is square or oblong in shape?
Which will benefit from global warming more and why, trees (woody plant material) or grasses?(herbaceous plant material)
Why are termite mounds important in Savannas?
You are lucky and you get to go on a guided walk in kruger. You happen to come across a river/stream and are forced to cross it. You stumble on a rock upending it and notice these little creatures stuck to the rock and swimming away from it. You immediately know they are stoneflies. Later on in the walk you cross another stream only this time you see tons of dragon fly nymphs ontop of the water.
From this what can you tell me about the difference in the water quality between the two rivers and about the rivers themselves (speed , depth )
Hope I have not gone overboard with the questions
ENJOY and ill "see" you all next week