publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Influence Of The Sugar-Loving Ant, Camponotus Compressus (Fabricius, 1787) On Soil Physico-Chemical Characteristics

Sudha Kumari; Hema Singh; Neelkamal Rastogi;
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  • Published: 02 Dec 2016
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Abstract
<strong>The present study focuses on the physico-chemical characteristics of the nest rim debris soil of a common, abundant, plant-visiting ant, <em>Camponotus compressus</em></strong> <strong>(Fabricius, 1787)</strong><strong>. The results reveal that the colonies influence the nutrient content and the texture of the debris soil. The nest debris had significantly higher proportion of large-sized soil particles, along with higher total N, P, NO<sub>3</sub>-N, and moisture content but lower concentrations of total C and NH<sub>4</sub>-N as compared to the control soil. <em>Camponotus compressus</em> nests annually contributed about 3.1361 Kg of C, 1.5482 Kg of N,...
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free text keywords: Ant nests, soil texture, soil nutrients, nutrient content., Ant nests, soil texture, soil nutrients, nutrient content.
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