Amount of soil
The filled about a little more than ¼ of the box with dirt, so that the plants will have lots of dirt, and not die.
Types of soil
We used lots of different types of soil, some of the soil that we used were clay soil that was really sticky, some of the soil was very organic, and had lots of branches and rocks in it. We used all these types of soil because when it was mixed together, it was really nice and soft, and it was really easy to work with.
Number of plants
We used 2 of the same plants that we found in the garden, we pretty much used the plants that were planted in the garden. Those plants had lots of leaves so
Type of plants
We are not really sure what type of plant we used because we just took the ones that were available for use in the garden. But we purposely picked the ones that have lots of leaves so that the cricket can supposedly have a lot of oxygen.
Number of crickets
We used 1 cricket because there were not more for us to use because all the other ones are dead or they are about to die.
Types of animals
We did not use any other types of animals, we just used 1 cricket.
Amount of plants
We did not use a lot of water, we just sprayed the plants with a little water. We did this because we notice that the humidity inside the container made a lot of water, plus if we make a pool of water then the cricket might drown.
We just put the rotten grape that we used before we did this so that the cricket can have a reliable source of food. The grape is just there because it was extra from before.
As you can see in the picture, we only used 1 cricket, and we used 2 different types of plants. This time, we did not put a lot of water because we knew that the humidity of the box has a lot of water already. This time, there were no worms in the soil. We thought that the worms were practically useless, so that is why we did not add the worms. Besides all of that, the eco-dome is still pretty much the same as last time.
Observations of the eco-dome:
- All the plants inside our eco-dome have died, and it has started to get moldy, and it turned different colors.
- The cricket inside our eco-dome has died and started to turn a dark brown color.
- When opened the eco-dome, it was very hot and very humid so the soil was very damp and moist.
How have other people made eco-domes?
Other people have also changed the way that their eco dome was made. People have found some mistakes, and they were trying to fix it on the second try. Some people got a new container, some people brought some plants to school, some people added more water, some added less. There were lots of ways have changed their eco-dome.
What is needed to provide sustainability to all organisms?
Well, one major things that plants need are co2 and a major thing that the cricket or grasshopper need are oxygen, food, and water. These are the basic needs of what plants need and what the cricket or grasshopper needs.
How much of each material is needed?
We don’t really think that we need a lot of material, technically all we need are living plants so that they can make oxygen, another things that we need are crickets and food for the cricket. We didn’t think that we needed a lot of dirt, we technically need dirt so that it is enough for the plants to live.
How does each organism interact with the others?
For the crickets, they are omnivores so they can eat plants, and animals, we have the plants in there for the cricket to eat, we also gave the cricket a small rotten grape so it can eat. The crickets will release co2, and the co2 will get collected by the plants, and so the plants will produce oxygen for the cricket. So the cycle keeps going on and on.