The Volvox uses photosynthesis to create energy using sunlight. Photosynthesis is the chemical process in which nearly all plants use the energy from the sun to convert carbon dioxide into glucose.
The Volvox is a pond-dwelling algae in the family Volvocales. It can be identified by its nucleus, two flagella and a red spot. Although they can only be seen individually through the use of a microscope, these algae form colonies in the water that are often large enough to be seen with the naked eye. The colonies move their flagella together in order to transport the colony to areas where there is sunlight so the Volvox can use their chloroplasts to photosynthesize.Learn More
Omnivores eat a variety of material such as algae, fungi, animals and plants, and they are an important part of the food web. Humans, most birds, many mammals, fish and some reptiles are omnivorous. Some individual examples of omnivorous animals and insects are bears, ants, robins, skunks, box turtles and red foxes.Full Answer >
Moss is an autotroph, which means it makes its own food using sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. Moss is considered a producer, but few animals actually eat it.Full Answer >
Herbivores are animals that eat only plants. Examples of herbivores include grasshoppers, rabbits, and deer. All of these animals and insects obtain all of their nutrition and energy needs from plant materials and plant life.Full Answer >
Paramecium most commonly eat algae and bacteria. Paramecium are able to take in food through the cytostome, or a microtubule groove or funnel.Full Answer >