Asked in Ecosystems
What is true about secondary consumers in an ecosystem?
A secondary consumer is a predator that eats the primary consumer in an ecosystem. Flow of energy in an ecosystem= primary producer>primary consumer>secondary consumer>teriary consumer ...
Asked in Consumers (food chain)
How does a primary consumer become a secondary consumer?
A primary consumer will never become a secondary consumer. In an ecosystem, there is one primary consumer and one secondary consumer, just like there is only one producer. Each member of an ecosystem has its specific duty. ...
Asked in Biology, Animal Life, Ecosystems
What consumers eat the producers?
Primary consumers in an ecosystem are the animals that eat and get their energy from producers (plants/vegetation etc.) for example: Cabbage (Producer) ----> Caterpillar (primary consumer). Primary consumers are mainly classed as herbivores. A secondary consumer would be something that then eats the primary consumer. ...
What do you consume if your a secondary consumer?
It depends on the ecosystem, but a general statement could be: secondary consumers consume the primary consumers, who consume the primary producers. If the secondary consumers are omnivores, they can also be a part of the second (primary consumer) and third (secondary consumer) trophic levels. ...
Asked in Science
What determines how many producers can exist?
The food chain. The primary consumer eats the producer, and the secondary consumer eats the primary consumer. Well, If there is a large amount of secondary consumers, then that means that they'll eat all of the primary consumers. With very little primary consumers, then that means that more producers exist. It all depends on the ecosystem, and the food chain or food web within that ecosystem. I hope this helped! ...
Asked in Science, Ecosystems
Describe the factors that make up an ecosystem?
An ecosystem is made up of abiotic (non living) and biotic (living) factors. The abiotic factors determine what flora and fauna can live in an ecosystem. There are also the different producers in an ecosystem. A primary producer is phytoplankton. The primary consumer eats the primary producer. The flow of energy is important. ...
Asked in Pollution, Ecosystems
What is the difference between the flow of energy and the flow of nutrients in an ecosystem?
The flow of energy in an ecosystem is unidirectional and is not cyclic. It is represented in a flowchart form. The flow of nutrients in an ecosystem is cyclic like a water cycle. An example for flow of energy is :- sun --- producer --- primary consumer --- secondary consumer --- tertiary consumer --- decomposer. The energy remained in the is very little and it is released as heat. An example for flow of nutrients is :- air, water, soil --- producer --- primary...
What is animals are primary secondary consumer?
A primary consumer eats the producer, a secondary consumer eats the primary consumer. For example grass (producer) is eaten by rabbits (primary consumer) who are eaten by foxes (secondary consumer). ...
Asked in Biology, Ecosystems, Consumers (food chain)
Why each type of consumer is an important part of a ecosystem?
Primary consumers are impotant because they eat the producers if there was no primary consumers there probably wouldn't be second or third consumers ...