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Title:

Chemical composition of earthworm casts in different habitats of Poland

Subtitle:

Chemical composition of earthworm casts

Creator:

Nowak, Ewa

Contributor:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Instytut Ekologii

Publisher:

Oficyna Wydawnicza Instytutu Ekologii PAN

Place of publishing:

Dziekanów Leśny

Date issued/created:

1995-1996

Description:

Pages 205-215 : illustrations ; 24 cm ; Bibliographical references (page 215) ; Abstract in Polish

Subject and Keywords:

earthworms ; casts ; chemical composition

Abstract:

Earthworms deposited on soil surface from 2.7 to 19.3 kg dry mass casts per m2 in different habitats of the Masurian Lakeland in a wet year of 1984. These casts were characterized by pH about 6.4 and C/N close to 10.3. They were markedly enriched with nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium forms readily available to plants, and with exchangeable cations. The enrichment of casts with calcium occurred in habitats with soil pH lower than 6, enrichment with phosphorus was high in habitats with low contents of this nutrient (0.8-1.6 mg P2O5 x 100-1 g soil) and lower in others. Rich in nutrients were casts from areas where dung was the source of food for earthworms.

Relation:

Ekologia Polska

Volume:

43

Issue:

3-4

Start page:

205

End page:

215

Resource Type:

Article

Resource Identifier:

ISSN 0420-9036

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.2840

Language:

eng

Language of abstract:

pol

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY 3.0 PL license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY 3.0 PL] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY 3.0 PL license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget.

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