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can a third order consumer eat a first order consumer?

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Started: 6/6/2017 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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My science teacher wouldn't give me one more mark (which would just pass me) because I said that a third order consumer eats second order and SOMETIMES first order consumers. Eventually the third order would eat a first order consumer correct?


I'm going to have to disagree with you there. If an animal preys on a primary (1st order) consumer, it's a secondary (2nd order) consumer. Tertiary consumers (3rd order) prey on secondary consumers.

In a food chain, we get shown a simple line of prey and predators. One gets eaten by one higher up. You cannot be a tertiary consumer and a secondary consumer at the same time.
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Posted by MakeDebatingGreatAgain 3 years ago
You are likely correct, but your science teacher probably could care less.
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