Consumers are heterotrophs and do not get their energy directly, but by eating organisms that do, or by eating other consumers. Herbivores are primary consumers, predators are secondary or higher. Detrivores consume the dead matter left by either producers, or consumers, or both.
consumers are organisms that eat other organisms. Depends on what level consumer it is ;).
animals who eat other organism's
The short answer is: other animals. The short answer isn't likely to be sufficient for a biology test though. It's best to understand what kinds of consumers exist, and how they interact with producers. The food chain (or energy chain): PRODUCERS. These organisms receive their energy directly from the sun. Plants are the most common producers. CONSUMERS. These organisms receive their energy by eating other organisms. Their bodies then convert their food into energy. - PRIMARY CONSUMERS or HERBIVORES. These organisms eat producers. - SECONDARY CONSUMERS or CARNIVORES. These organisms eat primary consumers. - TERITIARY CONSUMERS. These are also carnivores. More specifically, they are carnivores who eat secondary consumers. Example: Producer = plant Primary consumer = insect (eats plant) Secondary consumer = small bird (eats insect) Tertiary consumer = large bird of prey (eats small bird)
They can easily survive without any other organisms. So, as a group, they are producers, consumers and decomposers.
scorpions are consumers because they eat other animals to obtain energy.
Yes, consumers indirectly get energy from the sun through various processes. The sun's energy is captured by plants during photosynthesis, converting it into chemical energy stored in the form of carbohydrates. Consumers then obtain this energy by consuming plants or other organisms that have consumed plants.
Organisms that consume other organisms for energy are consumers.
consumers get energy by eating other organisms
Yes; they eat other organisms for energy.
Organisms that cannot synthesize their own food obtain it directly or indirectly from producers and are called heterotrophs ("other-feeders") or consumers-they acquire their energy and many of their nutrients prepackaged in the molecules that compose the bodies of other organisms.
All living organisms, that are catagorized as consumers, depend on eating other organisms for energy, although, producers create their own energy from the abiotic features of an ecosystem.
autotrophic organisms are those that feed on others for energy.
By providing an energy source for them. The majority of heterotrophic organisms get their energy by eating photosynthetic organisms or indirectly, by eating things which themselves eat photosynthetic organisms.