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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

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.
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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
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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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