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Detritivore

Definition

noun, plural: detritivores

An organism that feeds on detritus or organic waste.


Supplement

Examples include millipedes, woodlice, dung flies, many terrestrial worms and burying beetles.

By consuming dead organic matter they speed up decomposition by increasing the surface area available to detritivoric bacteria.


Also called: detrivore, detritus feeder.
Compare: carnivore, herbivore.
See also: detritus.


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Re: I hate to do this.

... the quaternary consumer level Here the answer is "The producer level", as explained above. 10. In which trophic level would you find detritivores? within the producer level above the quaternary consumer level below the primary producer level at every trophic level In a food web or ...

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by Larsa
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:07 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hate to do this.
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detritivore and decomposer

ok, simpler terms, one turns it into poop, the other turns it into simpler organic compounds. For example detritivore=vulture decomposer=bacteria Feel free to update the definitions on our dictionary if you think it would help others understand, it's a wiki after all :)

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by mith
Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:25 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: detritivore and decomposer
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detritivore and decomposer

what difference between detritivore and decomposer?

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by wonderkid
Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:03 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: detritivore and decomposer
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Fungus?

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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by mith
Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:53 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Fungus?
Replies: 10
Views: 13992

Fungus?

Hey...what's the differences between decomposer and detritivore?? and is fungus classified into detritivores or decomposers?

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by victor
Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:38 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Fungus?
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Views: 13992


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