publication . Article . 2002

Effect of some environmental factors on arthropod communities in bat guano

Watanasit, S.; Chaiyathape, K.; Permkam, S.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2002 Journal: Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology (SJST) (issn: 0125-3395, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Prince of Songkla University
Data are presented on the taxonomic composition of arthropod fauna found in bat guano in 6 limestone caves of southern Thailand, collected by Berlese's funnel type trap. There were 2 sampling periods; the first from 29 April to 7 May 1996 and the second from 1 to 4 August 1996. Combined samples of bat guano comprised 4,430 individuals of 32 families of the following : 13 orders (2 classes ; Arachnida and Hexapoda) Araneae, Acari, Pseudoscorpiones, Collembola, Blattaria, Hemiptera, Thysanoptera, Psocoptera, Neuroptera, Diptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera and Hymenoptera. The relationships between arthropods and physical factors such as cave temperature, relative hum...
free text keywords: arthropod, guano, limestone cave, microchiroptera, megachiroptera, Technology, T, Technology (General), T1-995, Science, Q, Science (General), Q1-390
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