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Biology of the springtail Gomphiocephalus hodgsoni at Cape Bird: feeding habits, life cycle and migration movements throughout a season
Entry ID: K017_1969_1970_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Aspects of the biology of Gomphiocephalus hodgsoni (Collembola) was investigated at Cape Bird. The work can be divided into three main investigations:
1) Food studies - which included isolation and identification of soil fungi and observations of the feeding habits of collembola in culture,
2) Life Cycle - which included studying the horizontal and vertical distribution, fecundity, developmental stages, mortality causes, instar duration and changes in population size and structure throughout the season and,
3) Migration Studies - which included observations on vertical and horizontal movements throughout the day and the season and an investigation of possible factors influencing movement.
Experiments were conducted on culturing techniques.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: 166.68   W: 166.68

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1969-10-01
Stop Date: 1970-02-15

Start Date: 1970-10-27
Stop Date: 1970-11-23
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: euany at xtra.co.nz
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Publications/References
Smith, D.J. 1970. The ecology of Gomphiocephalus hidgsoni Carpenter (Collembola, Hypogasturidae) at Cape Bird, Antarctica. MSc thesis, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-11-05

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