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between a Dertrivore and a Saprovore?(sp) ? Seem t o be the same thing, both link from the -vore page
- Saprovores eat specific dead biomass, such as carcasses or leaf litter. They are not really detrivores per-say, but these things tend to form detris — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mnidjm (talk • contribs) 16:51, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
- Now part of a larger discussion; feel free to join in here. Thanks :) Anxietycello (talk) 02:48, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
Should there be a separate article for sediment denitrification to discuss creatures like decapods that "chew" sand for the biofilm or do editors think that should be covered here? Boston (talk) 18:00, 24 January 2009 (UTC)
I removed the woodlouse image since I think it would be better to represent the multiple kingdoms of Detritivores then having two animals. A nice presentation of 3 images, animal, fungi and bacteria would probably be nice. I'll see if I can find a good bacteria example. — raeky (talk | edits) 02:22, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
Epiphyte is an organism growing on a plant. Is Saprophyte a PLANT growing on dead matter, or an organism growing on dead PLANT material? The page doesn't make this clear. Certainly in general use it's assumed to be the former but that doesn't necessarily make it the correct meaning.
The latter is a more useful term. It still has meaning and mirrors necrophage for feeding on dead animals.
Remove image of fungi?
Spliting Saprophages and Detrivores
I am splitting the Saprophagy information into its own article, as this is a distinct topic from detrivores. Detrivore refers to mobile species that move in search of detritus, such as earthworms, while saprophages refers to sessile species that mine gathered resources. Mnidjm (talk) 17:12, 24 May 2016 (UTC)