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    Грунтоед

    How would you describe species that eat soil?
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    Re: Грунтоед

    May be Грунтоед, as in the title?

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    Re: Грунтоед

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    How would you describe species that eat soil?
    They could be "earthworms": http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earthworm
    But if they don't look like worms maybe just call them "soil eaters": http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/3/soileaters.php
    Or "soil feeders": http://books.google.com/books?id=iCC1sO ... t&resnum=5 and http://www.cababstractsplus.org/abstrac ... 9981105317

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    Re: Грунтоед

    does anything eat soil? Doesn't it eat things in the soil? To me, soil means dirt, earth; what kind of creature can turn that into energy?
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    Re: Грунтоед

    How about "geophage" (made up word) or something? From "geophagy".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geophagy
    http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%93%...B3%D0%B8%D1%8F

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    Re: Грунтоед

    Quote Originally Posted by sperk
    does anything eat soil? Doesn't it eat things in the soil? To me, soil means dirt, earth; what kind of creature can turn that into energy?
    Oligochaeta for example. They consume soil and digest any organic material they find. I translated a scientific text about using them for cleaning silt from oil contamination.
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    Re: Грунтоед

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Quote Originally Posted by sperk
    does anything eat soil? Doesn't it eat things in the soil? To me, soil means dirt, earth; what kind of creature can turn that into energy?
    Oligochaeta for example. They consume soil and digest any organic material they find. I translated a scientific text about using them for cleaning silt from oil contamination.
    Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of that.
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    Re: Грунтоед

    Quote Originally Posted by sperk
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    does anything eat soil? Doesn't it eat things in the soil? To me, soil means dirt, earth; what kind of creature can turn that into energy?
    Oligochaeta for example. They consume soil and digest any organic material they find. I translated a scientific text about using them for cleaning silt from oil contamination.
    Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of that.
    Do you really want to read this article?
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    Re: Грунтоед

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil

    Do you really want to read this article?
    Sure, if it's available via the web.
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    Re: Грунтоед

    Quote Originally Posted by sperk
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil

    Do you really want to read this article?
    Sure, if it's available via the web.
    http://docs.google.com/View?id=dx6rqpb_1c5h25xrp


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