10 Interesting Facts about Food Chains

Facts about Food Chains will inform you about living things that play a role as producers, consumers, and decomposers. Energy is needed by living things to grow and healthy. That is why they transfer their energy through the food chain. Besides, they are related and eat to each other such as grass (producer), zebra (primary consumer), and lion (secondary consumer). Here are ten facts about food chains.

Facts about Food Chains 1: Producers

Plants make their own food by using energy of sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water. The process of it is called photosynthesis. That is why they called as producers.

Facts about Food Chains 2: Consumers

Animals cannot make their own food such as plants, but they eat other animals or plants. That is why they called consumers. There are three types of consumers, including primary consumers or herbivores (eat only plants), secondary consumers or carnivores (eat others animals), tertiary consumer (carnivores eat other carnivores), and omnivores (eat animals and plants).

Animals are consumers

Animals are consumers

Facts about Food Chains 3: Decomposers

Bacteria, fungi, and worm belong to decomposers. They eat dead plants and animals or decaying matter. Besides, they also returned back the nutrient into soil which can be used by plants again.

Facts about Food Chains 4: Food chain

Food chain is started by plants and ended by animals. Plants (grass) is eaten by primary consumers. The primary consumers (rabbit) is eaten by secondary consumers (fox). For example, grass –> rabbit –> fox.

Food chain

Food chain

Facts about Food Chains 5: Trophic Levels

Each level or position in the food chain is described by trophic level. The first level is plants or producers. The second level is herbivores or primary consumers. The third level is carnivores or secondary consumers. The fourth level is tertiary consumers. The fifth level is predators.

Facts about Food Chains 6: Food Web

Food web is also called as food cycle. It is the end up of the all food chains of what eats what of chains.

Food web in a forest

Food web in a forest

Facts about Food Chains 7: The concept of food chains

The concept of food chains is introduced by Al-Jahiz (African-Arab). He is a scientist and philosopher.

Facts about Food Chains 8: The importance of each link

Each link of food chains is very important. Because if we loss only one link, it will make the species become extinct.

Energy loss along food chain

Energy loss along food chain

Facts about Food Chains 9: The populations of food chain

The population of food chain depends on another population. It means that the population is affected by another one. For example, when there are more zebras than grass, the zebras will die. Whereas the grass will grow properly, if there are fewer zebras. The lion also will be die, if the zebra is rare. Besides, the lion will increase when there are fewer lions.

Facts about Food Chains 10: The energy of food chain

Producers (plants) are the source of energy and another link just uses the energy. That is why the available energy is less through the move of food chain.

Plant is the source of energy of food chain

Plant is the source of energy of food chain

 

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