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Tropical rain forests are forest biomes that occur close to the equator and experience high temperatures and significant amounts of rainfall each year. They may be evergreen or deciduous, and some are flooded during a po... More »

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A tropical rain forest is a biome that gets at least 79 inches of rain every year and has a year-round temperature of between 68 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Biologists believe that as many as 30 million species of plants ... More »

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In the rain forest, arthropods are known to lay their eggs in the feces of sloths, providing food for the growing larvae. This is a perfect example of commensalism. More »

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The eight biomes found on Earth are the tundra, taiga, temperate deciduous forest, scrub forest or chaparral, grassland, desert, tropical rain forest and temperate rain forest. Biomes, also referred to as ecosystems, are... More »

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Desert biomes are dry climates that receive less than 50 centimeters of rain each year. Desert biomes feature one of four habitats—arid deserts, semi-arid deserts, coastal deserts and cold deserts. The desert biome cover... More »

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In the tropical rain forest biome, the climate is usually quite steady throughout the year, with average temperatures between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Tropical rain forests also have very high average humidity, with... More »

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There are several biotic (living) and abiotic (nonliving) factors that are common to all types of desert biomes, or ecosystems, including cacti, fire ants, high daytime temperatures and sand. Biotic factors also include ... More »

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