Consequences of detritus type in an aquatic microsystem: effects on water quality, micro-organisms and performance of the dominant consumer.

@article{Yee2006ConsequencesOD,
  title={Consequences of detritus type in an aquatic microsystem: effects on water quality, micro-organisms and performance of the dominant consumer.},
  author={Donald A. Yee and Steven A Juliano},
  journal={Freshwater biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={448-459}
}
1. Variation in detritus quality and quantity can have significant effects on aquatic invertebrate food webs. Allochthonous inputs of detritus are the principal energy source for organisms in aquatic tree hole microsystems. We compared the effects of two major detritus types found in tree holes, senescent leaves (Sugar Maple and White Oak) and invertebrate carcasses (dead adult fruit flies and crickets), on several water quality characteristics of laboratory microcosms as well as on mass… CONTINUE READING