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What would happen if a species was totally wiped out from the food chain like an herbivore or a carnivore?

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 Hi Clay
Food chains and food webs tell us how living things are dependent upon each other for energy. They are linked together. We can place organisms on a pyramid with food producers on the bottom
. Next on the pyramid are the herbivores and then the carnivore and Omnivores going up. If step on the pyramid is broken everything from there on up is affected  

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