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What are Decomposers?

Decomposers are living things like worms, millipedes, banana slugs, and mushrooms that eat organic matter. Organic matter includes pieces of plants and animals that were once alive and are now in a state of rotting or decay. This includes leftover food like orange peels, half-eaten sandwiches, and apple cores. When decomposers eat organic matter, they pass it through their bodies and break it down into compost.