they are basically organisms that eat organic matter, while helping the matter decompose. an example of a detritivore would be a worm, as they eat decomposing matter and help make healthy and rich soil.
A detritivore is an organism that feeds on decaying material, and takes it in to digest it (like humans do). Examples include earthworms, dung beetles, maggots etc
Detritivores (also known as saprophages, detrivores or detritus feeders) are organisms that recycle detritus (decomposing organic material), returning it into the food chain. Earthworms are a well-known example of detritus feeders, eating rotting plant leaves and other debris. Some detritus feeders, such as dung beetles, eat feces, which often contains a considerable nutrient load. The detritus may already have been partially or fully decomposed by decomposers. Groups of detritivorous animals include: millipedes, woodlice, dung beetles, dung flies and burying beetles.
detritivores are the garbage eater......
Decomposers Feeds on the "garbage" of an esosystem Detrivores are organisms (living things) that feed on large parts of deycaying plant, animal matter and on waste material.
Do detritivores live in the jungle?
Detrivitores live everywhere. In the jungle they would be various beetles, worms and fungi.
What detritivores live in the ocean?
spaghetti worms, amphipod crustaceans, and some coral
Crabs and Sea Stars live there as well.
What are 3 adaptations that allow a cactus to live in the desert?
They store water in there stem.
How are 3 adaptations of plants that live in the Mojave Desert?
1. Roots are shallow and spread over a large area to collect as much water as possible. 2. Plants can store nutrients and water needed. 3. Have thorns instead of leaves to minimize water loss and keep animals away.
What detritivores live in the forest?
Wood lice, earthworms millipedes, slugs and many types of fungi live in the forest.
What are 3 detritivores?
Earthworms, maggots, and dungbeetles
Where does detritivores live?
Detritivores usually live in soil containing decomposing organic matter, but they can also live in marine ecosystems. For the most part scavengers aren't included as detritus feeders.