They can soak up water and store it for long periods of time. This process keeps them hydrated for entire seasons. Birds also take advantage of this, when they can find water themselves, they peck holes in the cactus, even build their nests in the caverns of them. It also provides shade from the harmful rays of the desert sun. Most plants don't have this feature. Many people think the thorns are to protect the cacti, really they are for collecting dew at night. As an added bonus, evolution has made them sharp, to defend the cactus from hungry creatures.
Some desert adaptations for the desert biomeare...Cacti have thorns to protect it's nutrients from consumers.Camels can close their nose so sand doesn't get in it.
Yes, that is one of the adaptations cacti have to survive in the desert.
yes there is cacti in the gobi desert
There are already a number of species of cacti that live naturally in the rainforest and are doing quite well. They have different adaptations for survival than desert cacti.
Yes, cacti grow in the Great Basin Desert.Yes, cacti grow in the Great Basin Desert.
Yes, many cacti genera are found in the desert.
Counting all the cacti in a desert is a virtual impossibility.
Yes, there are numerous species of cacti in the Mojave Desert.
Yes, I'm pretty sure there are cacti in the Thar Desert
Yes, there is a variety of cacti that live in the Mojave Desert.
Sonoran Desert is the desert in North America which has Cacti.
Nothing, cacti are not found naturally in the Sahara Desert. Most cacti are native to north America
cacti are adapted to their environment
Some adaptations of cacti are there waxy covering, their leave spines, water storage, and their shallow widely spreading roots.
Cacti are natives of the Americas only and not found naturally in the Arabian Desert.
an abundance of plant life. always green and thriving Mostly Cacti
Australia has no native cacti, so there are no cacti occurring naturally in the Great Victoria Desert. However, introduced cacti such as the prickly pear have spread as far west as the Great Victoria Desert.
The plants that grow in the Sahara desert are able to hold water like cacti or go long periods with out water that is why so little plant grow in the Sahara desert
Cacti are able to store water in their fleshy stems.
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Mealworms do not eat cacti.
Yes, some of the largest and most spectacular cacti in the world are found in the Sonoran Desert, including the saguaro and cardon cacti.
Cacti are not natives to any Australian desert. They only occur naturally in the Americas. Any cacti in Australia were planted by man.
The desert tortoise, javelina and deer will eat prickly pear cacti.