In class, we hypothesized what we thought might happen to the carcasses we left rotting in the forest. We knew there would be some amount of decomposition, but we don’t know how much. We also knew there would be some kind of insect activity. One thing we didn’t discuss was how weather might effect the decomposition of the carcasses. On Day 2, it rained off and on throughout the day. Once the rain cleared out, we were left with heat and humidity.
My questions for you:
- Do you think weather is an important factor when it comes to decomposition?
- How do you think rain effected the carcasses and insect activity?
- Do you think carcasses will decompose faster in colder weather or warmer weather? Why?
Day 2 Pictures!
What will happen next?? Can’t wait to find out!
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