Detritus is, in the Creatures series, usually waste matter produced by rotting biological life. It was introduced in Creatures 2. Examples of detritus are apple cores, half-eaten tomatoes, dead critters and even dead creatures. On degrading, it may provide organic nutrients (C2) or nutrients (C3/DS) to the soil. Detritus is rarely good for a norn, and sometimes poisonous - with the exception of the Toxic Norns, which maintain a diet of almost entirely detritus. On the other hand, some critters or bugs, such as ants, are detrivores who eat detritus.
- Food that turns into edible detritus when eaten - a tutorial for DS.