The diet and food preferences of Onychiurus procampatus (Collembola) from upland grassland soils

R. D. Bardgett, J. B. Whittaker, J. C. Frankland

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    Abstract

    Specimens of Onychiurus procampatus (Collembola) observed grazing on fungal mycelia were collected from the surface soil of three differently manged upland grasslands. A general trend of an increasing proportion of Collembola with a full gut was found along a gradient of reduced sheep management intensity, which was correlated with increased fungal biomass. In the laboratory, this collembolan showed a consistent order of preference for the mycelium of seven common fungal species isolated from the field sites. © 1993 Springer-Verlag.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)296-298
    Number of pages2
    JournalBiology and Fertility of Soils
    Volume16
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 1993

    Keywords

    • Collembola
    • Food preferences
    • Fungi
    • Grassland
    • Gut contents

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