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Although the species involved vary greatly, most tropical rainforest food chains follow the same general pattern of producers, primary consumers, secondary consumers and decomposers. These food chains all begin with gree... More »

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Instead of viewing the prey cycle as a linear food chain, it is helpful to view predator and prey relationships in the tropical rainforest as an interconnected food web. The predatory cycle in the tropical rainforest is ... More »

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A tropical rain forest food web begins with Brazil nut, jackfruit, avocado and banana trees. These are eaten by three-toed sloths, agoutis and birdwing butterflies. Jaguars, boar constrictors and toucans feed on these an... More »

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The Amazon rainforest food chain has different trophic levels that include primary producers, primary consumers and secondary, tertiary and quaternary consumers. Decomposers or detrivores also are part of this food chain... More »

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The food chain in a grassland is producers, primary consumers, secondary consumers, scavengers and detrivores. Each part in this food chain is an important part of life in this harsh environment. More »

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In a tropical rainforest biome, some decomposers are insects, bacteria and fungi that live on the forest floor. Insects, such as leaf cutters, ants and termites, break down organic matter, such as leaves that fall on the... More »

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In tropical rain forests, such as the Amazon in South America, decomposer organisms include certain species of worm, fungi, bacteria and small arthropods. Decomposers are also known as saprotrophs and obtain nutrients by... More »

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