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An animal (such as a vulture or coyote) that eats carcasses abandoned by predators, digs through trash cans for food, etc., true scavengers seldom kill their own prey (but many animals are not exclusively scavengers). A chemical agent that is added to a chemical mixture to counteract the effects of impurities.Any animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter.Organisms that feed on material left over by other organisms, an example being the buzzard that feeds on leftover material left by the [[carnivores (e.g. a lion).

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scavenger == decayed /rotten meat eater ?

This might be a stupid question to those who work in this field. I think scavenger refers to both dead meat or decayed meat eater instead of just of decayed meat eater. But I am not 100% sure. Also what animals eat (deeply) rotten meat? I have an argument with ...

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by naturelover999
Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: scavenger == decayed /rotten meat eater ?
Replies: 3
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Ecologically situation in my region - a catastrophic

... you think if I could get people to pay for cleaning services. It would be interesting to know how you do things with this, photo on my blog http://scavenger-cleanworld.blogspot.com/ Tell me but as a garbage collection state of affairs in other countries, how many people pay for garbage collection, ...

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by monozoob
Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Ecologically situation in my region - a catastrophic
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Views: 2872

What are these?

oh its a deep-sea benthic crustacean...they are scavenger...I think its a Giant Isopod...

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by animemusic8
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What are these?
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Evolution of Parasitoids

From a scavenger larva to one that could live inside a living host is not much of a leap; from deposit of eggs on dead or debilitated hosts to lively ones isn't a huge leap. Once you've got a parasite and host, coevolution is ...

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by Darby
Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of Parasitoids
Replies: 3
Views: 3442

Potential relationship between non-enzymatic antioxidants

... electrons to neutralize reactive species of oxygen including superoxide (to H2O2) and hydroxyl free radicals (to H2O). When ascorbate acts as a scavenger (by donating an electron to a free radical), ascorbate is oxidized in the process to the ascorbate free radical and dehydro-ascorbate. The ...

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by ianjager
Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Potential relationship between non-enzymatic antioxidants
Replies: 2
Views: 10125
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