What is a good example of a detrivore?
Nathan from Vanderhoof
An organism that feeds on detritus, decomposed material which is absorbed by these animals as a means of food.
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EQ: turkey vulture
what pray tell is a detrivore? have looked this up in two different dictionaries and neither one have this word
well i just found that seabirds and crabs are detrivores. they clean up decaying organic matter.
Hmm...I guess maggots would be another example.
It was a new word to me too!
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.
That was really interesting, learning a new word today. And I like the online biology site also. Thanks!
A dung beetle is a good example; as they 'collect' and decompose dung.
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