Scientific Research David J. McCracken, Class 3, May 18th, Genus: Atelerix

Energy is one of the eight characteristics of life. It is the ability to do work.

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HELP WANTED

Must be able to: do work, move, and must have mitochondria. Must eat, and produce ATP through cellular respiration.

Please contact me at response@hedgehog.com for more details

Grow and Develpo

One of the characteristics of life, it means to increase in size, and mature over time

A mother hedgehog next to her hoglets, showing hedgehog growth

If you want to learn more about the study of growth and development, check out embryologist Mary F. Lyon's work, from the University of Cambridge. She had done work on development in relation to chromosomes, specifically, the X-chromosome inactivation hypothesis.

Reproduce

Reproduction if another one of the eight characteristics of life. It if the ability to create offspring

A hedgehog, with her hoglets
Hedgehog population rates, showing reproduction from around March to June

Maintain Homeostasis

Maintaining homeostasis is another one of the eight characteristics of life. It means to regulate in internal steady state of balance. This is achieved through everything the body does, including eating, drinking, and breathing.

A hedgehog maintaining homeostasis through drinking water

Help Wanted Maintaining Homeostasis!!!!!

Must be able to:

1) Breathe

2) Eat

3) Drink

4) Get rid of waste

5) Digest everything properly

If you are interested, contact me at 1-800-BALANCE, or shoot me an e-mail, at homeostasis@hedgehog.com

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