A consumer that eats a variety of organisms?
an organism that gets energy from another organism is a consumer. they fall into many catergories. # carnivore- kills and eats another organism # parasite- feeds of a host but keeps the host organism alive for as long as possible # herbivore- eats plant organisms # omnivore- eats both plant and animal organisms # scavengers- eats dead organisms
How do you explain the paradox in the sentence The consumer is king yet still he is exploited in a variety of ways?
A Consumer is an animal that eats the Producer. The Producer is always a plant. There are 3 types of consumers:Primary Consumer, Secondary Consumer, and Tertiary Consumer. The Primary Consumer eats the Producer, the Secondary Consumer eats the Primary Consumer, and the Tertiary Consumer eats the Secondary Consumer. Example: Grass ------------> Rabit ------------> Snake ------------> Hawk (producer) (primary consumer) (secondary consumer) (tertiary consumer)
I'm not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for, but there are the types of organisms: The producer- usually a plant that produces energy through photosynthesis, creating food for omnivores and herbivores. The consumer- the consumer's role in the ecosystem is to eat the producers (in a food chain, a consumer that eats the producer would be the primary consumer, whatever eats the primary consumer is the secondary consumer, and so on)(Hint…
Secondary consumers are organisms that eat primary consumers. Primary consumers eat primary producers. Primary producers are plants that photosynthesize sun light into chemical energy. A cow, for example, that eats grass (a primary producer) is considered to be a primary consumer. The wolf (or a human for that matter), who eats the cow (a primary consumer), is defined as the secondary consumer.
The short answer is: other animals. The short answer isn't likely to be sufficient for a biology test though. It's best to understand what kinds of consumers exist, and how they interact with producers. The food chain (or energy chain): PRODUCERS. These organisms receive their energy directly from the sun. Plants are the most common producers. CONSUMERS. These organisms receive their energy by eating other organisms. Their bodies then convert their food into energy…
Well if you think about it this way (follow the OWL): a grasshopper eats grass and and a frog eats the grasshopper and the OWL eats the frog; in this situation the OWL is the tertiary consumer. In a different situation (follow the OWL): a mouse eats grass and an OWL eats the mouse; here, the OWL is the secondary consumer. You see, it all depends on the situation. Hope that helps :)