Growth and reproduction of Perionyx excavatus (Perr.) (Megascolecidae) as factors in organic waste management

@article{Edwards1998GrowthAR,
  title={Growth and reproduction of Perionyx excavatus (Perr.) (Megascolecidae) as factors in organic waste management},
  author={Clive A. Edwards and J. Dom{\'i}nguez and Edward F. Neuhauser},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
  year={1998},
  volume={27},
  pages={155-161}
}
Abstract The life cycle of Perionyx excavatus has been studied and the potential of this epigeic earthworm species for breaking down and processing organic wastes is well known. Understanding of its optimal environmental requirements is required in order to optimize and accelerate the vermicomposting process. The rates of growth and reproduction of P. excavatus, on a variety of organic wastes, were evaluated in these experiments. The time of maturation and the rates of growth of this species… Expand

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