I'm sitting AQA GCSE Additional Science (Biology) tomorrow and I was working through a past paper to come across a question about the recycling of carbon in dead insect matter. Do you need to talk about the carbon cycle or the process of material decay (i.e. via microorganisms and deritus feeders)? I know how to answer it, both ways, but I just wasn't sure.
The question is: How is carbon recycled in dead insect bodies?