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Collembola

an order of small primitive wingless insects comprising the springtails, most of which possess a springing organ (furcula). They live in soil and leaf litter. see VENTRAL TUBE.
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Heupel K (2002) Avoidance response of different collembolan species to betanal.
Due to their high biomass, Schaefer (1990) concluded that they have to feed not only on mesofauna (mainly collembolans), but also on macrofauna, e.g., earthworms.
After a period of 9 mo different plots received different soil fauna combinations: (a) 1 collembolan species (Orchesella cincta or Tomocerus minor or Isotoma notabilis) at densities natural for that site at that time; (b) a combination of the three species, each one at one third of the natural density; (c) complete soil fauna, i.e., natural abundances of the major taxa, including predators.
A new species of Entomobrya (Collembola, Entomobryidae) from La Caldera de Taburiente National Park (La Palma Is land, Canary Islands) and its associated collembolan fauna.
Another study has already demonstrated that a species-rich collembolan fauna is positively correlated with plant species richness and diversity (Greenslade and Majer, 1993).
During the field experiment, a separate laboratory study measured mortality in newly dispersed spiderlings assigned to one of three treatments: (1) starved, (2) fed a collembolan once a week, and (3) fed Collembola in excess.
Extramatrical mycelial growth, biomass allocation and nitrogen uptake in ectomycorrhizal systems in response to collembolan grazing.
Tentative Checklist of Collembolan Species from China (Insect).
Interestingly, the collembolan, Sinella curvisetaed no evidence of a conditioned response to predator cues from wolf spiders (Pardosa milvina) after pairing with crushed conspecifics (Sitvarin et al.
Collembolan assemblages of polar deserts and subarctic nival communities.