Q. 524.8( 4 Votes )

If the energy available at the producer level in a food chain is 150 J, how much energy will be transferred to: tertiary consumer?
A. 15 J

B. 10 J

C. 1.50 J

D. 0.15 J

Answer :

According to ten percent energy rule- 10% of energy available at producer is transferred to primary consumer, so primary consumer receives 15J energy. 10% of 15J is transferred to secondary consumer. The secondary consumer receives 1.5J energy. The tertiary consumer will receive 10% of 1.5J i.e. 0.15J.

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