Grigoropoulou, Niki and Butt, Kevin Richard (2012) Assessment of burrow re-use by Lumbricus terrestris L. through field experimentation. Zeszyty Naukowe, 15 . pp. 43-51. ISSN 1642-3828
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An 11 month field experiment was set out to investigate evidence of burrow re-use by
Lumbricus terrestris. This was established in a temperate, broadleaved woodland and involved
removal of adult L. terrestris from 12, 1 m2 plots, with subsequent monitoring of re-colonisation.
The spatial distribution and duration of L. terrestris middens was examined statistically. These
observations suggest that L. terrestris burrows could be recycled or inherited. Such behaviour
could be a means of minimising energy expenditure for burrow construction or due to a
preference for a more favourable microenvironment in the drilosphere. Although evidence of
burrow re-use is presented, the limitations of the experimental work are noted.
|Subjects:||Historical & philosophical studies > History by topic not elsewhere classified|
C - Biological sciences > C300 - Zoology
|Schools:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Forensic and Applied Sciences|
|Deposited By:||Kevin Richard Butt|
|Deposited On:||14 Mar 2013 16:21|
|Last Modified:||17 May 2016 12:37|
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