These are the creepy crawlers that you see on TV The ants, Caterpillar insects, spiders and so on. They are also classafied as insects, arachnids, and crustaceans. All of these creatures fall under the Anthropoda category. They have a common way of eating with the mouths and teeth. The type of food also has a big variety It can range from meat to plants and even to parasites. Gross! Here we'll go over just a few different types of these Phylums.
Food digestion all starts in the mouth, which is a single pouch-like area where it serves as not only a mouth, but also an anus. After the food has entered the body, it travels through a tube called the alimentary canal running with the bodies' length. It also just happens that when the food in ingested it only travels in one direction unlike other phylums where it would travel through the body in multiple directions through all the different organs. Insects also have salivary glands where there is chemical digestion which aids in the absorbing and breaking down of the nutrients.
If you don't like creepy crawlers, then you might want to look away. Here we are going to explain how spiders, or arachnids, digest their food. Spiders use silk and their webs to catch their prey. Some of them even use venom! Spiders have a very different way to digest their food as they pour some juices that are produced in the stomach over their prey to then make it a nutritious snack as they just slurp away their food. Spiders have a very strong pharynx that allows them to suck their food with ease. After traveling through the esophagus, the food goes into the stomach which branches out onto different sections which then goes to the anus.
When you thought there is nothing worse than spiders, you thought wrong. There are Diplopods! These creatures have long narrow and have many many legs. They are also referred to as millipedes. Out of the many different types of millipedes there are few that are carnivores. Many of the different Millipedes are herbivores The millipede has mandibles that handle the food and put it in the mouth. From there, food travels down the esophagus. The food goes down into the gut where hemolymph bathes the digestive system. The final stage in digestion is extra cellular.