Air Flow, Evaporation and Mineral Accumulation in Mounds of Macrotermes subhyalinus (Rambur)

@article{Weir1973AirFE,
  title={Air Flow, Evaporation and Mineral Accumulation in Mounds of Macrotermes subhyalinus (Rambur)},
  author={J. S. Weir},
  journal={Journal of Animal Ecology},
  year={1973},
  volume={42},
  pages={509-520}
}
  • J. S. Weir
  • Published 21 March 1973
  • Biology
  • Journal of Animal Ecology
Accumulations of mineral salts such as calcium carbonate in certain African termite mounds (Hesse 1955; Milne 1947; Watson 1962,1967; Weir 1969,1972; Wild 1952) are of considerable ecological and agricultural importance in savanna grasslands and other areas, though the mechanisms which lead to them remain uncertain. In some cases the mound is a mass of subsoil raised above ground level by the termites (Hesse 1955), and if the subsoil is mineral-rich the mounds will be also. The chemical… Expand

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