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What problems would you expect to observe in an ecosystem without secondary consumers? Be sure to answer this question in paragraph form using complete sentences.
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anonymous
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anonymous
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Primary consumers would increase in a HUGE way! Primary consumers ----> Herbivores -----> eat plants Well if primary consumers keep on increasing what will happen to the plants? They'll decrease in a HUGE way as well... No plants----> Primary consumers will eventually die
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I have one more... could you help?

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anonymous
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If there were no secondary consumers, there would be an increased population of primary consumers. Since primary consumers are herbivores, they would be eating plant life (producers) at a much higher rate. This could lead to many implications. Plant life may be threatened. Which would cause increased difficulty for primary consumers to survive after they overpopulate. If plants are over consumed, microorganisms that rely on plants as hosts (either parasitic, or many times symbiotic) will suffer. If those plants are flowering, local bee and pollinator populations can also be affected. Overpopulation of primary consumers can lead to diseased of primary consumers. since there would be more of them. They could also encroach on new territory an harm wildlife in another area. Loss of plant life can lead to erosion and loss of land nutrients, along with any farming capability. Can also be desert forming. Hope this helps
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Yes, i can help .
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Me too, I can help.
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Just tag me in any question. :)
anonymous
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Why are detritivores important to energy transfer within an ecosystem? Be sure to answer this question in paragraph form using complete sentences.
anonymous
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They break down decomposing matter from a macroscopic scale into even smaller molecular scale that can be handled by bacteria and plants etc, and since they are in turn eaten by bigger stuff that is also a way for energy to be recycled into a form usable by other organisms (ex. worm eat dead-leaf, a mole cant digest the leaf to extract nutrients but it can eat the worm and extract nutrients).
anonymous
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how'd you get the answer so fast?
anonymous
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Detritivores play a very important in the cycle as they are the consumers of dead leaves, old skin, carcasses and manure. They include millipedes, earthworms and slugs that feed on dead plants and animals but leave some parts and their feces that are converted to energy by the decomposers. Players in the energy cycle function hand in hand, a decomposer is found at the lowest part of the cycle as it deals with the remains. They complete the energy cycle. The roles of the decomposers and detritivores almost coincide
anonymous
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I have a book next to me.
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And plus I type very fast.
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openstudy.com/study#/updates/4f391f3ae4b0fc0c1a0df9b5 well then why is that answer there in the same exact works ? @sugarplum15
anonymous
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I have like a huge book about this topic so...I typed it from there to here and if you actually know me I help people and if I actually did that then I didn't even notice that I copied someone else and put it on here witch I didn't. But your free to choice what you want to.
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lol okaaaay... and i sure am . (:

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