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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MONOGASTRIC AND RUMINANT ANIMAL DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MONOGASTRIC AND RUMINANT ANIMAL DIGESTIVE SYSTEM MONOGASTRIC ANIMAL RUMINANT ANIMALS Possesses only one stomach 1. Po...

TYPES OF FEEDING HABITS IN LIVING ORGANISMS


FEEDING HABITS

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
In order to understand these terms of feeding habit one after the other, you have to read on patiently and if there is anything you seem not to understand, please feel free to use our comment box






1.

FILTER FEEDING

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
1. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
2. DISEASES
3. 52. SOIL MICRO-ORGANISMS
4. ORGANIC MANURING
5. FARM YARD MANURE
6. HUMUS
7. COMPOST
8. CROP ROTATION
9. GRAZING AND OVER GRAZING

27. IMPORTANCE OF FARM SURVEY
28. SURVEY EQUIPMENT
29. PRINCIPLES OF FARM OUTLAY



74. PESTS OF CROPS
75. STEM BORERS
76. ARMY WORM

77. COCOA MIRIDS(CAPSIDS)
78. APHIDS
79. WHITE FLY SEED BUGS
80. CASSAVA CULTIVATION
81. CASSAVA MEALYBUGS

83. GREEN SPIDER MITE
84. COTTON STAINER
85. COTTON
86. PESTS OF VEGETABLES






2.

FLUID FEEDING

Animals which feed on any fluid materials are classified as fluid feeders. And these fluid feeding organisms are as follows
i.

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
ii.

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


3.

PARASITIC FEEDING

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.


4.

SAPROPHYTIC FEEDING

Saprophytes are mainly non-green plants which do not have or possess chloroplasts and therefore cannot manufacture their own food. 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






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
Storage behaviours
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

The following are related link and posts to this topic

1. Modes of nutrition in animals
2. Saprophytic nutrition
3. Parasitic nutrition
4. Forages and farm animal nutrition
5. Water as a food substance

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18. Food substances
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