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Postby victor » Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:38 am

Hey...what's the differences between decomposer and detritivore?? and is fungus classified into detritivores or decomposers?
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Postby James » Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:52 am

Detritivores are animals feed on detritus, whereas decomposers are bacteria and fungi that break down dead matter.
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Postby victor » Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:20 pm

Yesss...I get the correct answer..because this morning I got confused to choose:
-Eagles are the 3rd level consumers
-Fungus as detritivors

At that time I think that eagles are 4th level consumers so, it confused me....
cyanophyta-insects-amphibies-snakes-eagles-------that's what I think..(see, eagles are the 4th one..)..thanks :lol:
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Postby mith » Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:22 pm

The detritivores break the stuff down into fecal matter...the decomposers actually reduce them to simple compounds.
So the answer might have been: fungus-decomposer
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Postby victor » Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:30 pm

I thougt it like that too...but, at that time I still got confused betwen decomposers and detritivors. as long as I know, detritivors are usually bacterias..is it like that??oh, how about the eagle one?is it true?
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Postby MrMistery » Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:53 pm

The eagle is 4th level consumer in that chain.
Detritivor organisms are organisms that feed on dead organic substance(detritus). their residue is organic. they are mostly animals from what i know.
Decomposers break stuff down to mineral substances. They are mostly bacteria
Hope i am not wrong
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Postby victor » Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:32 am

@Andrew
Don't look at that chain..it's only exmple..but actuallyeagle can be at the 3rd level or the 4th...
Hey, about the decomposers and detritivors..I think you've meda it upside down...My bio teacher said that decomposers are animals who feed on the dead things and detritivors are microorganisms which breakdown mineral substances to provide organic substances...
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Postby mith » Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:53 pm

Check our dictionary

detritivore- Animal that consumes decomposing organic particles, deriving nutrition primarily from microbes on the particles.

And of course a decomposer is a dead musician :D:D:D
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Postby victor » Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:17 pm

Hmm...let me ask a example...buzzard is decomposer right??
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Postby NiceSpirit » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:52 pm

dear victor, no buzzards are not decomposers, fungi and bacteria are examples of some decomposers. Instead vultures and buzzards are just carnivores as for they wait for their prey to die before. Buzzards and Vultures are detritivores. Detritivores digest the dead organic matter internally after eating it. Detritus includes dead animals. Scavengers are detritivores that specialize in consuming dead animals.
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Postby shantis » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:39 pm

About the decomposers and detritivors.I think you've meda it benefit down.My bio instructor said that decomposers are creatures who nourish on the deceased factors and detritivors are harmful bacteria which malfunction nutrient ingredients to offer natural ingredients.
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