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can someone explain and give me an example of a food web and how it differs from a food chain? i'm so confused.

  • AP Bio -

    FOOD CHAINS FOLLOW A SINGLE PATH AS
    ANIMALS EAT EACH OTHER.

    EXAMPLE:
    GRASS (is eaten by a) GRASSHOPPER (which is eaten by) a FROG (which is eaten by a) SNAKE (which is eaten by a) HAWK
    --------------
    FOOD WEBS SHOW HOW MANY ANIMALS ARE INTERCONNECTED BY DIFFERENT PATHS.

    EXAMPLE:
    TREES produce acorns which act as food for many MICE and INSECTS. Because there are many MICE, the WEASELS, SNAKES, and RACOONS, have food. The insects in the acorns also attract BIRDS, SKUNKS, and OPOSSUMS. With the SKUNKS, OPPOSUMS, WEASELS and MICE around, HAWKS, FOXES, and OWLS can find food. They are all connected!

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