Designer Organisms and Organism Adaptations

By: Maria and Arielle

Common Name: Talont
Scientific Name: Brownus talonus

Size

Present Day- Body: 86 to 109 cm; Wingspan: 1.8 to 2.4 m

Year 3000- Body: 46 to 63 cm; Wingspan: 1 to 1.5 m

What it Eats

Plants, mice, rats and insects

The Way it Catches/ Gets Food and Water

Catches food with talons and beak like a normal bird. It gets water from pond and the strong beak gets water from inside the trees and water is also obtained through eating fruit.

The Way it Keeps Warm/Cool

Warm- As the weather starts changing and getting cold, the bird knows to eat more and therefore gains more weight. The extra weight helps warm it up along with the feathers.

Cool- The bird bathes in the pond water and looses its layer of fat.

Shelter

The bird makes holes in trees with its strong beak; staying in there keeps it dry and protects it.

How it Protects/Defends Itself from Attackers

It pinches the predator with its strong beak allowing it time to try and get away.

How it Protects/Defends its Young from Attackers

It puts its young in its shelter and screeches to warn the predator (the noise hurts the ears of the predator).

Picture of Original Organism -> Intermediate Specie -> Present Day

3 NEW Adaptations:

1- Pointy, sharp, strong beak (NOT curved)

2- Brown in color (Feathers allow for camouflage)

3- Super sharp, long talons

Adaptations Taken From:

Bald Eagles, Eagles and Owls

The Way the Adaptations Help the Talont

Brown feathers help the bird blend in its surroundings. The sharp, long talons help the Talont catch its prey easily as does the Talont's pointy, sharp, strong beak. It's beak also takes part in building/ making its shelter. The strong beak makes a hole in the tree; staying in there keeps it dry and protects it.

Common Name: Apple Tree 2.0
Scientific Name: Rootus Gigantus

Picture of Original Organism -> Intermediate Specie -> Present Day

Size

Present Day- 6 to 8 m

Year 3000-  7 to 9 m

The Way its Gets Water

This plant gets water through its roots which are grounded deep into the soil.

3 NEW Adaptations:

1- Bigger roots to be grounded well in the soil; Bigger roots prevent overcrowding

2- Bigger Vacuole that stores a lot more water  

3- Produces more BIGGER fruit

(It is taller too)

Adaptations Taken From:

Red Oak Trees and Apple Trees

The Way the Adaptations Help the Apple Tree 2.0

The Apple Tree 2.0 is very sturdy due to the fact that it is rooted deep into the ground with its big roots. The tree absorbs more water and has a bigger vacuole. Storing water allows it to produce fruit all year which allows the seeds from the fruit be spread around and help the plant reproduce. Producing bigger fruit and more of it also helps it reproduce and not go extinct.

Food Web

Primary Producers: Plants

Primary Consumers: Insects, rats and some birds

Secondary Consumers: Birds and slow moving mammals

Tertiary Consumer: Wolf

Food Chain

Plants (Apple Tree 2.0) -> Insects -> Birds (Talont) -> Slow Moving Mammals -> Wolf

Bibliography

* "Bald Eagles, Bald Eagle Pictures, Bald Eagle Facts - National Geographic."

             National Geographic. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.

* "Eagle." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.

* "Growing Apple Trees In The Home Garden." Growing Apple Trees In The                          

           Home Garden. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.