FEEDERS

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  • Created on: 22-04-13 13:42
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  • FEEDERS
    • PREDATORS
      • Hunters, prey on others
        • usually larger than the prey
        • Risk of catching pathogens and parasites from prey
      • High calorific content in foods
        • high energy putput withhunting, stalking and killing prey
    • DETRIVORS
      • feed on organic matter such as soil e.g earth worm
    • OMNIVORE
      • Feed on animal and plant materials,
    • HERBIVORE
      • an organism feeding on plants or phytoplankton
        • Advantages
          • No need to stalk and capture, plant material doesn't run adn move location, doesnt fight back physically in most cases
        • Disadvantages
          • Cellulase enzme required to digest cellulose, low calorific content, low salt and nitrogen content,
            • can sometimes fight back with chemical poisons and toxins or physically with thorns and nettles/stingers
          • can sometimes fight back with chemical poisons and toxins or physically with thorns and nettles/stingers
    • SYMBIOTIC
      • dietry components are derived from another symbiotic organism, harmonious living
    • SAPHROTROPHS
      • Scavangers, eat dead or decaying food sources

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