323.Award: 1.00 pointWhich one of the following statements is NOT correct? A ringtail possum is a caecotrophic animalthat:passes two types of faeces.uses microbial protein in its faeces.has a complex system of particle sorting at the junction of the caecum and colon.reingests caecal contents during its resting periods.is a foregut fermenter.Caecotrophy is a form of coprophagy where an animal reingests its own faeces and, in doing so,recycles microbial protein back through the digestive system for further enzymatic digestion.Caecotrophic animals produce two types of faeces: regular pellets from the colon and specialpellets from the caecum (caecotrophs), which are higher in protein and B-group vitamins. In ringtailpossums, these ceacotrophs are eaten directly from the anus during daylight hours when thepossum is resting in its drey (nest). The pellets are digested and the nutrients absorbed in thestomach and small intestine.
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