11.1 Introduction When plants and animals die, their bodies become resources for other organisms. Of course, in a sense, most consumers live on dead material - the carnivore catches and kills its prey, and the living leaf taken by a herbivore is dead by the time digestion starts.
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Detritivores include some large animals, such as ravens; however, the most important detritivores are invertebrates (such as insects), fungi (such as mushrooms), and microscopic organisms (such as bacteria).
Arthropods in the canopy have their greatest effect on mobile elements such as potassium, whereas soil detritivores influence mineralization rates of less mobile elements such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and calcium.
1 Today: Nektonic Life • What is Nektonic • Who is Nektonic Nektonic Organisms • Nektonic organisms swim • They can be herbivore or carnivore • Most are Epipelagic (<200 m)- why?
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In the absence of detritivores, 83%of the expected initial carcass mass remained intact after 360 hin the field. Discussion Cicada pulses influenced several broad groups in the macroarthropod community, including relatively specialized necrophilous taxa and relatively generalized detritivores ...
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