Biotic

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 42
  • Published : October 4, 2012
Open Document
Text Preview
The carabao gets its flea control solution with the help of the carabao egret while the carabao's built serves as a defense or source of security.. Mutualism Mutualism is a biological interaction between two organisms. Most mutualisms are facultative, meaning the partners can successfully live apart. However, some mutualisms are so intimate that the interacting species can no longer live without each other; they have a mutually obligate interdependence. Examples:

As the bee or butterfly sips nectar from the flower, pollen gains sticks to their hairy legs and other parts of their body. When the insects goes to another flower to get nectar, it drops some of the pollen gains into the flower. The heron at the back of the carabao feeds on the ticks that suck the blood of the carabao.  The heron gets food by eating the ticks.  At the same time, the carabao gets cleaning of its parasites.  Both heron and the carabao benefit from this kind of relationship. 3. a A few examples of parasites are tapeworms, fleas, and barnacles. Tapeworms are segmented flatworms that attach themselves to the insides of the intestines of animals such as cows, pigs, and humans. They get food by eating the host's partly digested food, depriving the host of nutrients. Fleas harm their hosts, such as dogs, by biting their skin, sucking their blood, and causing them to itch. The fleas, in turn, get food and a warm home. Barnacles, which live on the bodies of whales, do not seriously harm their hosts, but they do itch and are annoying. predation

The fastest lions are able to catch food and eat, so they survive and reproduce, and gradually, faster lions make up more and more of the population. The fastest zebras are able to escape the lions, so they survive and reproduce, and gradually, faster zebras make up more and more of the population. An important thing to realize is that as both organisms become faster to adapt to their environments, their relationship remains the same: because they are...
tracking img