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Post by MIA6 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:24 am

In ecology, predators are usually carnivores, right? Predators must be consumers?
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Post by david23 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:48 am

yeah usually, usually, going with that.

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Post by JDavidE » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:48 pm

I'm curious as to where you are going with that.

Every organism is a consumer. We, loosely, envision predators as being carnivores. But many carnivores are solely scavengers. And, I suppose, in the broadest sense, garden snails are predators of our lettuces.

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Post by khenwood » Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:02 pm

Well, predators must be consumers. But there are different types of predation. Do you have to answer a general question, or is your question centered around a specific animal type?
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