Assessment of the effects of imidacloprid on the behavior of two earthworm species (Aporrectodea nocturna and Allolobophora icterica) using 2D terraria.

Earthworms are "ecosystem engineers" and changes in their main activities (creation of burrows and burial of organic matter) due to pollutants can have important effects on soil functions and indirectly on other components of the soil ecosystem. Using 2D terraria, we studied the behavior of two earthworm species (the endogeic Allolobophora icterica and the… CONTINUE READING