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Photo: Termites in Leaf Litter

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Photo: Termites in Leaf Litter by Rhett A. Butler Mongabay.com Termites are one of several species that act as decomposers on the rain forest floor. READ MORE

Spiders and other arachnids

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Spiders and other arachnids Ministry for Culture and Heritage New Zealand Government Soil Mite Picture The term 'mites' is applied to several orders of tiny arachnids. They are the most numerous READ MORE

Dung beetles race to food - Wild South America - BBC on YouTube

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Dung beetles race to food - Wild South America BBC Worldwide YouTube.com Video length: 01:45. READ MORE

Goliath Beetle

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Goliath Beetle Itsnature.org Goliath beetles are members of the insect family, called a scarab beetle. This group of insects is a native species to Africa. They are usually tropical althou READ MORE

Phylum Nematoda

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Phylum Nematoda Animal Diversity Web University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Many nematodes are free living and play critical ecological roles as decomposers and predators on microorgani READ MORE

What is a decomposer?

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What is a decomposer? Qualitative Reasoning Group Northwestern University Decomposers and scavengers break down dead plants and animals. They also break down the waste (poop) of other organisms. READ MORE

Fungus - Wikipedia

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Fungus Wikipedia.org Occurring worldwide, most fungi are largely invisible to the naked eye, living for the most part in soil, dead matter, and as symbionts of plants, animals, or other fungi. READ MORE

Detritivore - Wikipedia

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Detritivore Wikipedia.org Detritivores, also known as detritus feeders or saprophages, are heterotrophs that obtain nutrients by consuming detritus (decomposing organic matter).[1] By doing so, READ MORE

Millipede - Wikipedia

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Millipede Wikipedia.org Millipedes are detritivores and slow moving. Most millipedes eat decaying leaves and other dead plant matter, moisturising the food with secretions and then scraping it READ MORE
Decomposers like worms, fungi, soil bacteria, and earthworms are the recyclers of dead material on the forest floor. Without them, dead material would be insurmountable. Find out how these decomposers do their job.
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