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A Bug's Life: Organisms and Their Environments
1. Are the ants:
a. herbivores
2. Are they:
a. autotrophs (producers)
3. Are the grasshoppers:
b. carnivores c. omnivores
b. heterotrophs (consumers) c. decomposers
a. herbivores b. carnivores c. omnivores
4. The ant colony is a good example of a(n): a. community
b. population
c. ecosystem
5. Describe (with details!) the ants’ habitat.
6. Describe (with details!) the ants’ niche.
7. Name 2 abiotic limiting factors that can limit the ants’ survival.
8. Name 2 biotic limiting factors that can limit the ants’ survival.
9. Who is the dominant species?
10. Describe (with details!) 2 behavioral adaptations that help the ants survive.
11. What structural adaptation do only “royal” ants have? Why would royal ants have this, but workers
12. What kind of ant is Flick?
13. What kind of ant is Dot?
14. The ants are engaged in a competition for resources. Explain what that means. With whom are they
competing? For what?
15. How can Hopper tell that Ada is not the queen?
16. What is the major predator of the ants?
17. Flick has a ______ relationship with the circus bugs:
a. Parasitic
18. What’s wrong with Hopper’s version of the food chain?
19. Describe (with details!) an example of camouflage seen in the movie.
20. Describe (with details!) an example of mimicry seen in the movie.
b. Mutualistic
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