Antarctic Collembolans Use Chemical Signals to Promote Aggregation and Egg Laying

  title={Antarctic Collembolans Use Chemical Signals to Promote Aggregation and Egg Laying},
  author={Joshua B. Benoit and Michael A. Elnitsky and Glen G. Schulte and R. E. Lee and David L. Denlinger},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
Terrestrial arthropods that reside in Antarctica are exposed to considerable periods of environmental stress, thus factors that promote identification of favorable microhabitats are extremely important. In this study, we report the presence of chemical cues that induce oviposition and aggregation in two species of Antarctic collembolans, Cryptopygus antarcticus and Friesea grisea. Responses of the Collembola were enhanced by low temperatures but were not altered by humidity. One of the major… 

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