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Title: Field experiment reveals no relation between substrate composition and Chironomus abundance

Creator:

Kajak, Zdzisław ; Prus, Paweł

Date issued/created:

2001

Resource type:

Text

Subtitle:

Substrate composition and Chironomus abundance

Contributor:

Polish Academy of Sciences. Institute of Ecology

Publisher:

Polish Academy of Sciences. Institute of Ecology. Publishing Office

Place of publishing:

Dziekanów Leśny

Description:

Pages 19-27 : illustrations ; 27 cm ; Bibliographical references (pages 26-27)

Type of object:

Journal/Article

Abstract:

In the field experiment no relation between organic matter content (0-83%) in substrates provided and Chironomus plumosus (L.) abundance was found. Numbers of larvae and their age structure were usually similar on the mineral substrate and various bottom sediments but sometimes differed up to 2-3 times (at the same site and date of sampling); there was however no correlation with the quality of substrate. This indicates that the feeding of Chironomus plumosus did not depend on the bottom deposit the larvae lived in, but mostly on sedimenting tripton, which formed a thin layer on the top of substrates provided. Also mutual relations of individuals and the period of exposure of the sediment (from 3 weeks to few months) did not matter. Very high abundance of Ch. plumosus (up to 90 thousands ind. m-2) found already after 3 weeks exposition in the sediment initially without that species indicates a very high growth potential of the Chironomus population at the study site.

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Relation:

Polish Journal of Ecology

Volume:

49

Issue:

1

Start page:

19

End page:

27

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:115779 ; ISSN 1505-2249

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.2840 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

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Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY 3.0 PL license

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Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget.

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Open

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Feb 4, 2022

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Feb 28, 2020

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