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What is the longest known food chain?

Asked by Atheros (320points) September 19th, 2010

For all the biology, ecology lovers.

What is the longest food chain that can be found in nature?

Is it really “Phytoplankton – > Zooplankton – > Crustacean – > Fish – > Squid- > Seal – > Killer Whale” as written on other Q&A pages?


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squirbel's avatar

Bacteria in Feces, Plants, Caterpillar, Spider, Wasp, Bird, Cat, Bear, Hunter, Parasite.

I got 10, what can the next person get? :D

squirbel's avatar

To answer the second part of your question:

I’m unsure, I just thought mine up.

Source: Bio major.

Seek's avatar

(What eats the parasite, more bacteria?)

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LuckyGuy's avatar

human, septic system leach line yeasts, bacteria, protozoan, worms, nitrogen fixing plant, deer, human OR worms, bird, cat, fox, coyote, human.
“And go round and round and round in the circle game.”

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Lor's avatar

Fast food chain? * smiles* White Castel, right? Around 1919 or so I think. ( I know I know- just having fun)

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