One creature’s waste is another creature’s supper. That’s the poop loop in short.
But we can go into a little more fascinating detail, and it isn’t gross, really.
And as per my categorisation, plants are creatures, too.
If you have not come across the concept of the soil food web before, here is an introduction:
Looking at the soil food web, we need to understand that all creatures have a particular ratio of chemicals in their body, including carbon and nitrogen.
More to follow! Don’t want perfectionism or life’s other priorities get in the way of getting started!