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make their own food from sun/chemicals, they are the base of the food chain (AKA-autotrophs)
animals that eat primary producers, herbivores—plant eaters
animals that eat primary consumers, carnivores—meat eaters / omnivores—plant & meat
eat secondary consumers (carnivore)
eat dead organisms (vultures, worms, crabs, dung beetle)
an organism, usually a bacterium or fungus, that breaks down the cells of dead plants and animals into simpler substances
a series of organisms related by predator-prey and consumer-resource interactions in an ecological community
a series of organisms interrelated in their feeding habits, the smallest being fed upon by a larger one, which in turn is fed upon by a larger one, etc.
any organism that exists by preying upon other organisms
an animal hunted or seized for food, especially by carnivorous animals
level of an organism in the position it occupies in a food chain
an organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the body of which it obtains nutrients.
a living animal or plant from which a parasite obtains nutrition.
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