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  • Created on: 01-04-13 13:54


The remains of dead and decaying plants and animals are called detritus.

Animals that depend on detritus for their food source are called detritivores. They break down the detritus into small pieces, which increases surface area and speeds up decay. They help to recycle chemicals from dead plants and animals.

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