The term eating habits refers to why and how people eat, which foods they eat, and with whom they eat, as well as the ways people obtain, store, use, and discard food.
Different organism exhibits different types of feeding habits. These habits are FILTER FEEDING, FLUID FEEDING, PARASITIC FEEDING, SAPROPHYTIC FEEDING, FEEDING IN PROTOZOA, FEDDING IN MAMMALS, FEEDING IN HYDRA
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Filter feeders which are also called MICROPHAGOUS feeders feed on very tiny organisms which cannot be easily picked to the satisfaction of the feeder.
Filter feeders are mainly aquatic animals
and they have to wallow in water through sieve-like structure into their body in order to collect reasonable quantity of their prey or food.
Typical examples of Filter feeders are the mosquito larva, mussel, ducks and prawns
FILTER FEEDING IN MOSQUITO LARVA
The mouth of mosquito larva, for example has horny jaws and two small ciliated appendages or mouth brushes adapted for feeding. These feeding adaptation is used to create a current of water. The small colloidal particles or plankton, small plants and animals are filtered from water and ingested into the mouth as food
Animals which feed on any fluid materials are classified as fluid feeders. And these fluid feeding organisms are as follows
WALLOWERS FLUID FEEDING ORGANISMS
: these organisms known as Wallowers fluid feeding organisms rest within or wallow in their food, e.g. the tapeworm is an example of fluid feeding organism in the human intestine. The tapeworm lives within the digested food of its host and absorbs the food directly into its body and that because it has no elementary canal. The tapeworm uses its entire body to absorb already digested food of the host. so it is called fluid feeding organism because it practically lives inside digested food materials of it’s host
SUCKERS FLUID FEEDING ORGANISMS
: suckers feeding organism are organisms mainly insects, which feeds by sucking fluids from plants and animals. Typical examples of these group of sucking organisms are bugs, mosquito (mosquito is the chief cause of malaria), butterfly, tse-tse fly (tse-tse fly causes sleeping sickness for animal and humans), aphid and housefly. Follow this link to read the full article the feeding mechanisms of holozoic organisms such as mosquito, house fly and butterfly
Parasitic feeding is found both plant and animals. Examples of animal parasitic feeders are tapeworm, roundworm, liver fluke, louse, tick and guinea worm while plant parasitic feeder organisms are Cassytha, dodder and mistletoe.
Parasites are structurally modified organisms that depends wholly or partially on other organisms for their food and survival
. The structural adaptation of tapeworm for example demonstrating parasitic feeding had been discussed in this post here PARASITIC NUTRITION.
Saprophytes are mainly non-green plants which do not have or possess chloroplasts and therefore cannot manufacture their own food.
Saprophytes are plants, fungi, and microorganisms that feed on dead or decaying matter (or, in more current and specific usage, they feed on the fungi that feed on the decaying material). A plant that is a saprophyte is the ghost plant or Indian pipe (Monotropa uniflora),
So they feed on dead and decayed organic matter from which they derive their food. Typical examples of saprophytes are Rhizopus and mushroom, and mucor
The bodies of saprophytes are adapted in the following ways
i. They have hyphae instead of roots through which they pour out enzymes for digestion
ii. They are capable of carrying out extracellular digestion, i.e. digestion of food out the body cells of the plant.
iii. The digested food portion of the organic matter is later reabsorbed into the body
What are some examples of saprophytes?
What are 10 examples of saprophytes?
What is an example of a saprophytic?
What is an example of a saprophytic nutrion?
What is saprophytism and what are some examples?
What is saprophytic bacteria in sewage?
What is an example of a saprophytic organism?
Are bacteria saprophytic?
What are the examples of saprophytic and parasitic nutrition in plants?
What are the different types of saprophytes?
What is an example of a saprophytic bacteria?
What are examples of saprotrophic organisms?
list of saprophytes
1. Rhizopus (bread mould)
living organisms can also be classified according to the following characteristics
By mode of ingestion
== filter feeding=obtaining nutrients from particles suspended in water
==deposit feeding= obtaining nutrients from particles suspended in soil
==fluid feeding habit=obtaining nutrients by consuming other organisms’ fluids,Animals which feed on any fluid materials are classified as fluid feeders
By mode of digestion
By food type
in other words living things are mainly grouped into plants and animals
Plants are able to make their own food but animals are not. Different animals have different eating habits. They eat either plants or the flesh of other animals.Some animals feeds on plants. Other animals eat the plant-eating animals. while a host of others eat both plants and animals. so all animals depend on plants for food and so they are called heterotrophs. Now we discuss about different animals and its feeding habits.
According to this we have herbivorous,carnivorous and omnivorous. you can take your out and follow the various links on this page for more information
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What is deposit feeding
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types of feeding are unlimited and which also depends from which country you are from.
deposit feeding maybe a name cconsidered as a typeof feedingiin your country no where else.
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