Its November 13 Monday today, and we found out that our cricket died. Our cricket lived for 10 days, and I am actually happy that it lived for so long. There are some things that we want to improve.

  1. Have more plants
  2. Add some more water
  3. Build a small shade (the cricket might feel hot)
  4. Replace apples with carrots (apples are rotting badly unlike the carrots)
  5. Water the soil before putting in the food (our food got too moist)
  6. No decorations

Some pictures of our ecodome and our little cricket 😀

Lara and I discussed a little more. Then finally we decided what things we should put in our second ecodome:

Component Amount incl Units Reasoning
Soil 3 cm For the plants and the environment
Plants 2 For the oxygen and water cycle
Small bowl 1 For the cricket to suck water
Water 300 ml For the soil and the sponge
Container 1 For everything
Carrot slices One carrot For the cricket to eat
Cricket 1 The main character!!!
Shade 1 For the cricket to chill in case too hot

Lara and I finished the ecodome project (3/11/2017). We put the cricket inside already and here are the things inside our ecodome:

Component Amount incl Units Reasoning
Soil 1.5 cm For the plants and the environment
Plants 4 For the oxygen and water cycle
Sponge 1 For the cricket to suck water
Water 275ml For the soil and the sponge
Container 1 For everything
Apple slices Half an apple For the cricket to eat
Carrot slices ¾ of a small carrot For the cricket to eat
Rocks A handful For decoration
Small shells 3 For decoration
Flower 1 For decoration

We came back to look at it on Tuesday (7/11/2017), and it is still alive~

Daily observations:

  • There are water droplets all over the jar
  • Our little flower died
  • It ate some of our food
  • Some food were decomposed due to too much moist
  • The cricket seems fine 😀

Its Thursday today, and the cricket is alive but it seems weaker. I don't know why, but the cricket hid under our sponge. I guess it was too hot...

Daily observations:

  • There are water droplets all over the jar
  • The apples are rotting
  • Cricket is weaker,  and it hid under the sponge