What is a good example of a detrivore?

What is a good example of a detrivore?

Nathan from Vanderhoof

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November 30, 20060 found this helpful

detrivore:

An organism that feeds on detritus, decomposed material which is absorbed by these animals as a means of food.

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November 30, 20060 found this helpful

EQ: turkey vulture

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November 30, 20060 found this helpful

what pray tell is a detrivore? have looked this up in two different dictionaries and neither one have this word

cailifouhn

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November 30, 20060 found this helpful

well i just found that seabirds and crabs are detrivores. they clean up decaying organic matter.

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November 30, 20060 found this helpful

Hmm...I guess maggots would be another example.

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December 1, 20060 found this helpful

Dung beetles?

Cockroaches?

It was a new word to me too!

Ellie.

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December 1, 20060 found this helpful

An organism that feeds on detritus, decomposed material which is absorbed by these animals as a means of food.An earth worm is a good example.

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December 1, 20060 found this helpful

That was really interesting, learning a new word today. And I like the online biology site also. Thanks!

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March 26, 20080 found this helpful

termites

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June 9, 20080 found this helpful

A dung beetle is a good example; as they 'collect' and decompose dung.

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October 18, 20080 found this helpful

dung bettle,

maggot,

worms

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