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Individual Preferences and Social Interactions Determine the Aggregation of Woodlice
Background The aggregation of woodlice in dark and moist places is considered an adaptation to land life and most studies are focused on its functionality or on the behavioural mechanisms related toExpand
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Aggregation in woodlice: social interaction and density effects
Abstract Terrestrial isopods are known to be sensitive to humidity, brightness or temperature. Until now, aggregation was assumed to depend on these sensitivities as a result of individualExpand
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Experimental study of Lucilia sericata (Diptera Calliphoridae) larval development on rat cadavers: Effects of climate and chemical contamination.
Household products such as bleach, gasoline or hydrochloric acid have been used to mask the presence of a cadaver or to prevent the colonization of insects. These types of chemicals affect insectExpand
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Evidence of self-organization in a gregarious land-dwelling crustacean (Isopoda: Oniscidea)
How individuals modulate their behavior according to social context is a major issue in the understanding of group initiation, group stability and the distribution of individuals. Herein, weExpand
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Impact of soil compaction on soil biodiversity – does it matter in urban context?
Soil invertebrates are poorly studied in an urban context. Here we examine soil compaction in an urban environment, focusing on its persistence and its impact on biodiversity. This is achieved byExpand
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Urban ecology, stakeholders and the future of ecology.
The world human population is more and more urban and cities have a strong impact on the biosphere. This explains the development of urban ecology. In this context, the goal of our work is fourfold:Expand
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Do necrophagous blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) lay their eggs in wounds?: Experimental data and implications for forensic entomology.
This study was designed to examine the common belief that necrophagous blowflies lay their eggs in wounds. The egg-laying behaviour of Lucilia sericata was observed under controlled conditions onExpand
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Body shape in terrestrial isopods: A morphological mechanism to resist desiccation?
Woodlice are fully terrestrial crustaceans and are known to be sensitive to water loss. Their half‐ellipsoidal shapes represent simple models in which to investigate theoretical assumptions aboutExpand
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The differential response of workers and queens of the ant Lasius niger to an environment marked by workers: Ants dislike the unknown
It is well known that ants can use cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) as a specific recognition cue. Most previous studies addressed the perception of CHCs occurring on the cuticle. However, the presenceExpand
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In Vitro Effects of Household Products on Calliphoridae Larvae Development: Implication for Forensic Entomology
Several parameters can delay the first arrival of flies on a corpse and the subsequent development of the larvae. This study focuses on the development of Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae)Expand
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