Russ Bulluck lrbulluc at unity.ncsu.edu
Tue Mar 16 14:04:08 EST 1999

It also depends on where the protists are located.  In the soil, small protists
are major consumers of bacteria, and are eaten by larger protists, mites, and
other microarthropods.  The soil food-web is incredibly complex. . .Russ

Cameron Weighill wrote:

> Actually small protist, such as flagellates, can be eaten by larger protist
> such as ciliates.  In this area of the food web there can by more than on
> trophic layer (layer of food chain ie. small flagellate eaten my larger
> ciliate, which is eaten by a large ciliate and so on.).  One of the links
> between protists and vertabrates (ie. fish) is zooplanktons such as
> copopoda.  These small animals then eaten by planktivores (ie fish that eat
> plankton).
>  http://megasun.bch.umontreal.ca/protists/gallery.html
> This sight will show you some different types of protist.
> I hope it helps
> PeggaWegga wrote in message
> <19990314170913.00537.00000695 at ng-fs1.aol.com>...
> >What eats protists?  I am doing a biology lab for 9th grade and need to
> know.
> >I have looked everywhere, but can not find it.  Also, are there any good
> >websites on Protists?
> >Thanks, and e-mail me
> >~Meghan
> >"

Russ Bulluck
Ph.D. Student
Department of Plant Pathology
North Carolina State University
PO Box 7616
Raleigh, NC  27695-7616

The soil population is so complex that it manifestly cannot
be dealt with as a whole with any detail by any one person,
and at the same time it plays so important a part in the soil
economy that it must be studied.
--Sir E. John Russell
The Micro-organisms of the Soil, 1923

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