1. In compost tea made by incubation dry leaves in sterile water, many aquatic life forms can be detected after 2-3 weeks old. Where did these and other microbes com from? Were they present at the start?
2. Eastern hognose snakes (Heterodon platirhinos) are dietry specialists feeding almost exclusively on toads of the genus Anaxyrus. If you conducted a study of these species at Rock Bridge State Park would you expect the number of snakes in your study area to be large, smaller, or the same as the number of todas? What relationship would you expect in the biomass of the two species? Explain your answer.