Taylor's University Malaysia, School of Architecture, Building & Design, Foundation In Natural and Built Environments, April Intake, Elements of Natural & Built Environments Project 1, Individual Component
USING MY SENSESON MY SITE:5SEE: The river which is more lower, muddy & murky than the main river next to theresort. There are also a lot of rice plant around the river.HEAR: There are a lot of sounds of birds chirping during the day while there aresounds of frogs croaking and crickets at night.SMELL: The polluted river, dew, grass and fresh air throughout the dayFEEL: I touched the mud which was slimy, the soil on higher grounds is soft and wetTASTE: I tasted the grass and other plants where most are bitter or tasteless.
FOOD-Catfishes feed on dragonflies, small fishes,grasshoppers, worms & aquatic plantsHABITAT-Inhabits muddy waters with moderatecurrents where food resources are high-Inhabits regions where food resourcescan be replaced with others when onekind is scarce in the habitat.PREDATORS-Catfishes gets eaten by Crocodiles,Snakes, and is a popular food forPeople.
Sucker-mouth-Able to suck in prey so that itwouldn’t escapeOval sized mouth-It can eat prey in murky waterswithout the need of accuracy.Slender Body-Able to swim through tight surfacesor obstaclesBarbells-Able to feel or sense for prey inmurky and muddy waters
DEFENSE SYSTEMCatfishes have sharp venomous ray-fins that can stab through human skin(as seen above)Like other fishes, catfishes struggle tobreak free when caught, whether it’sfrom a net or hook.Catfishes regularly hide under logs orstumps from predatorsThe colour of catfishes camouflageswith the muddy water.
HABITATThe catfishes on site have a very suitable habitat, whether it ison low or high tide seasons.LOW TIDEDespite the hardship of having competition for food during thelow tide, padi plants are nearer to the river, therefore, thecatfish can reach grasshoppers, dragonflies & other insects whenthey leap.HIGH TIDENot much data have I collected on the high tide season of theriver but, interviewing fishermen have made me visualize theriver during the high tide, where they showed me how high theriver goes, pointing out the floodplain & how wide the river canget. The river will be very wide and deep, giving enough spacefor the many catfishes to not create competition for food sources.
USING MY SENSESON MY ANIMAL:5SEE: Spot Patterns on Upper Body, Wide mouth, Aggressive movement when caughtwith net or fishing rod.HEAR: Makes a deep, quiet sound when out of water (When caught).SMELL: Smelly because of the polluted river.FEEL: Slimy Texture because of thin layer of oil around it’s body and absence of scales.TASTE: The catfishes are eaten with curry and has a mild flavor.
Surviving Skills-One main root connects to three ormore grass-Short roots because water isalready on the surfaceReproductive Skills-Reproduces asexually, whichmeans they breed from the sameplant in one root making clones.-Distributes seeds (grains) bywind, spreading closely toparent plants, populating alarge area with rice plant
Protective Skill-Hard leaves because of strong movement of water in andaround of leaves so that it wouldn’t fall to the ground.Habitat-Populates in deep water in rivers or marshlands.-In lowlands so that trees and other taller plants wouldn’t shadethem from sunlight
USING MY SENSESON MY PLANT:5SEE: Different shades of green between two sides of it’s grass, Grains of rice in someends of the grass, Sway movement with the wind, some parts of roots exposedto surface.HEAR: Rustling, due to animals or insects that move through the group of rice plant orbecause of the wind that blows it.SMELL: River Water smell because it’s source of water is from riverFEEL: Soft texture through the upper surface but rougher on the lower surfaceTASTE: A Bitter taste of it’s grain because it’s not manufactured rice