Food Chains, Food Webs, Decomposers, Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores,
Food Chains, Food Webs, Decomposers, Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores
What is a food web?
A food web (or food cycle) is a natural interconnection of food chains and a graphical representation (usually an image) of what-eats-what in an ecological community.
Example a of food web:
What is a food chain?
A food chain is linear network of links in a food web starting from producer organisms and ending at apex predator species, detritivores, or decomposer species.
Examples of food chains:
What are decomposers?
Decomposers are organisms that break down dead or decaying organisms, and in doing so, they carry out the natural process of decomposition.
Some examples of decomposers:
Bacteria, fungi, snails, slugs, flatworms and earthworms
Herbivores, Carnivores And Herbivores
What are carnivores?
Carnivores are animals which feed on animals only.
Some examples of carnivores include lions, eagles, hawks, wolves, snakes, bobcats, coyotes, red foxes and hyenas.
What are omnivores?
Omnivores are animals which feed on both plants and animals.
Examples of omnivores include raccoons, skunks, pigs, rats, some species of bear, crows, robins, turtles, badgers, civets, hedgehogs, sloths, squirrels and chimpanzees.
What are herbivores?
Herbivores are animals which feed on plants only.
Some examples of herbivores include sheep, cow, deer, kangaroos, mice, rabbits, elephants, giraffes, horses and pandas.