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  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,527
    Palustris said:
    Fairly simple way to tell if a creepy crawling thing is a herbivore or a carnivore. Carnivores move quickly, herbivores crawl slowly. After all leaves etc. tend to stay where they are whereas prey moves. Centipedes run fast, millipedes creep along.

    What a very useful thing to know!  One of those things that should be obvious but isn't, at least not until someone's told you.  With larger animals, you can tell their diet by their eyes.  Prey animals - which are mostly herbivores - have their eyes on the sides of their heads, so they can see almost 360 degrees to spot predators.  Predators have eyes facing forwards, so they have a large zone of binocular vision, which enables them to judge distance accurately for pouncing purposes.
  • Thanks all. If they eat the vine weevil grubs, even better!
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