Decomposers

This category covers questions about decomposers, organisms that break down other dead or decaying organisms to obtain energy for growth and development. Decomposers are formally known as saprotrophs.

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Decomposers
Producers (food chain)
Consumers (food chain)

Is strawberry a producer consumer or decomposer?

Strawberries are plants. Plants produce energy from sunlight. They don't eat other organisms or cause decomposition.

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Mycology or Fungi
Decomposers

What fungi feeds on dead animals?

There are many types of fungi that feed on dead carcasses and animals. Most of them are all over the place in the fungi kingdom and most of them we can't see. But there is a mushroom that can be found in the soil beneath bones of dead animals, native to Australia only and found in every state except the Northern Territory called Hebeloma Aminophilum. It can also grow under the remnants of bones from bush barbeques.

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Ecosystems
Mycology or Fungi
Decomposers

Is fungi a decomposer?

Fungi is a decomposer. They make enzymes that decompose the decaying matter while feasting on the nutrients of that substance. This is why that most fungi are useful because without them, the biomass would be crowded with dead matter. Other decomposers include bacteria and actinomycetes.

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Environmental Issues
Tundra
Decomposers

Are there any decomposers in the tundra?

Bacteria, the prime decomposers throughout the world, may be found in tundra.

Mosses, lichen, and fungi are also active decomposers but things take a long time to decompose in the tundra because there is only a short window of temperatures warm enough to allow activity.

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Frogs
Decomposers

What kind of animal is an Detritivore?

detritivores eat dead organic material. Examples are earthworms, woodlouse and some beetle-larva.

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Decomposers
Producers (food chain)
Consumers (food chain)

Is an anaconda a consumer producer or a decomposer?

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Animal Life
Decomposers

Where do most of the decomposers live?

Most de-composers, like earthworms, bacteria and fungi live underground/in the soil or the live off the soil.

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Decomposers
Producers (food chain)
Consumers (food chain)

Is a blue gill a producer consumer or decomposer?

consumer

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Ecosystems
Decomposers
Scavengers

What are some examples of decomposers?

fungi

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Animal Life
Grasslands
Decomposers

What are some of the decomposers that live in the Savanna?

Some of the decompoers in the savanna are bacteria

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Animal Life
Wetlands
Decomposers
Scavengers

What are some examples of scavengers?

Scavengers are animals that feed on carrion or refuse, rather than kill their own prey.

Hyenas, vultures, and raccoons are all scavengers. Other animals such as owls and rats can act as scavengers, although they may be carnivores or omnivores.

"Bottom feeders" such as catfish and some crabs are scavengers.

Some other animals that can be scavengers are:

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Dingo

Jackal

Crow

Shark (there are many)

Crabs

Maggots (Fly Larvae)

Goannas

Flathead(a fish in Australia)

Heksia (found in Africa)
Vultures, carrion crows

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Decomposers

What animal feeds on decaying plant and animal material?

maggots

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Lawn Care
Mycology or Fungi
Decomposers

What would cause mushrooms to grow so soon in newly laid sod?

*It could be a couple of things. The mushrooms could have been under the ground you laid the sod on, however, if you have not seen mushrooms in that area in the past, that's probably not the cause. There could have been mushrooms growing on the farm where your sod was grown, though most farmers are careful to watch for and eliminate them. The most likely explanation is that the person installing your new lawn (or yourself) purchased soil or mulch that contained mushrooms to help fortify the ground before installing the grass. Your water and fertilizer simply helped to welcome them to their new home. *It could be old dead tree roots rotting if you sodded because of a tree removal. *Don't worry so much about mushrooms in your lawn. They may form beautiful fairy rings of darker grass. Consider them a blessing. Learn what they are. There are many lawn mushrooms that are edible. You may have some good ones to eat. You will never be able to kill them all, so enjoy them and look forward to their appearance every year. I collect and eat 5 different species from my own yard each year.

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Food Chains and Food Webs
Decomposers

What is a decomposer?

Decomposers are organisms (Usually bacteria, fungi or worms) that consume and break down dead and decaying organisms and wastes of other organisms. Decomposers are also usually considered to be heterotrophic meaning that they use other organic substance in order to obtain energy.

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Kentucky
Ecosystems
Decomposers

Can you get a list of decomposers please?

I do believe that earthworms and termites are decomposers as well.

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Biology
Synonyms and Antonyms
Decomposers

What is an antonym for decomposer?

reviver

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Decomposers

Are nuts producers consumers or decomposers?

producer

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Decomposers

Is a evergreen bush a producer consumer or decomposer?

Producers are organisms that produce their own food, and plants produce their own food by using Photosynthesis. So yes, the answer to this question is, Producers.

(Found this answer in Exploring Creation with General Science with Dr Wile, Apologia)

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Home & Garden
Trees
Shrub Care
Decomposers

Is an Acer bush evergreen?

No, it is deciduous.

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Flies
Plural Nouns
Decomposers

Is a fly a decomposer?

yes a fly is a decomposer it eats off dead and rotten animals

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Decomposers

What are decomposers?

Decomposers are invertebrates (such as worms), bacteria or fungi that consume and break down dead organisms and wastes of other organisms.
The process of breaking down organic matters

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Decomposers

Is a lake trout a consumer producer or decomposer?

a lake trout is a consumer

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Decomposers
Mushrooms

Is a mushroom a decomposer?

Yes, because a mushroom is a species of Fungi and Fungi releases enzymes that decompose.

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Botany or Plant Biology
Daffodils
Decomposers

Is a daffodil a decomposer?

Decomposers, or saprotrophs, are organisms that break down dead or decaying organisms. This ends up being called decomposition and the decomposers are using this tissue as their food source. Saprotrophs include bacteria, fungi and earthworms. Daffodils do not feed upon other tissue. They make their own food and are called autotrophs. Therefore, a daffodil is NOT a decomposer.

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Animal Life
Decomposers

What do decomposers do?

decomposers break down dead animals and plants and turn the into soil by eating it and pooping out soil most things that do this are insects bacteria and muchrooms
A decomposer's role in an ecosystem is to break down dead organisms. They convert the organism into nitrogen, oxygen, carbon, and fertilizer for plants.

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