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Name some states that have hot deserts
California, Arizna, Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico
What is the temperature through the day?
Really hot during the day, and really cold at night.
How do animals survive?
They make adaptions such as being active at night.
How much precipitation?
12 or less inches a year
What type of camels eat snow?
Bacterian camels; and only small amounts of snow at a time.(behavioral)
What is a very pro inmate type of animal there, and why?
Lizards; skin/scales retain water
Name some mammals that live there.
Jack rabbits, Gray fox, coyotes, mountain lions
What is an adaption they have made to survive?
Large ears to release heat
What are some adaption the red kangaroo has made?
Finds shade under trees
Lick their forearms
Dig under soil to find colder soil
Have big ears
What are some things special about the fennec fox?
Bushy tail, so when cold can get warm
Short fur, so can cool down
Come out at night
Are there lots of trees?
No, not a lot due to lack of water
What are due adaptions most plants have made?
Soak up water; adapt to water loss
Many have spine to protect their water from animals
What are some adaptions cacti have made?
Thorns catch due
Do not have leaves because water would leave through stomata
There roots system is close to the surface and stretches out wide to catch all water, but animals can dig them up.
What is the soil like?
Bad due to lack of water/nutrients
What do cacti do when it rains?
They expand themselves because they have pleated that stretch out.
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