Question by  DanteWolfe (67)

What is a detritivore?


Answer by  esteban (1334)

The word "detritivore" translates into "waste eater". It is a scientific label for organisms that eat decaying organic material. Some examples of detritivores are earthworms, centipedes, maggots, ants, and crickets.


Answer by  Gunrunner (561)

A detritivore is a detritus feeder or saprophage. They get their nutrients through the consumption of decomposing organic matter, also know as detritus, hence the name. They can live in or on most any soil containing organic matter and are most often found in mature woods.


Answer by  Anonymous

A detritivore is an organism that feeds on decaying matter.Examples of detritivores are earthworms, centipedes, millipedes, maggots, ants, woodlice, springtails, slugs, snails, burrying beetles and crickets.


Answer by  Shifter (96)

Detritivores are heterotrophs that obtains nutriets by consuming decomposing organic matter. Millipedes and many types of worms are typical examples of detritivorous organisms. They are often eaten, returning energy to an ecosystem.


Answer by  Anonymous

A Detritivore is a creature that consumes decomposing organic matter (such as feces and dirt), and consequently contributes to nutrient cycles. The most well-known detritivores are millipedes, slugs, and worms.

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