Continuous monitoring of Folsomia candida (Insecta: Collembola) in a metal exposure test.

@article{Fountain2001ContinuousMO,
  title={Continuous monitoring of Folsomia candida (Insecta: Collembola) in a metal exposure test.},
  author={Michelle T. Fountain and S. P. Hopkin},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={2001},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={275-86}
}
Current recommended ecotoxicological tests with the parthenogenetic springtail Folsomia candida using standard OECD soil do not allow for continuous monitoring during the exposure period. Effects of chemicals cannot be determined until the end of the experiment (typically after 4 weeks), since the animals stay below the soil surface. In this study, F. candida were maintained on a plaster of Paris/graphite substrate for 7 weeks and were supplied with an aqueous suspension of yeast contaminated… CONTINUE READING