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The biology and ecology of North American cave crickets

@article{Lavoie2007TheBA,
  title={The biology and ecology of North American cave crickets},
  author={K. Lavoie and Kurt L. Helf and T. Poulson},
  journal={Journal of Cave and Karst Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={69}
}
  • K. Lavoie, Kurt L. Helf, T. Poulson
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Journal of Cave and Karst Studies
  • 3 Abstract Cave and camel crickets are widely distributed in caves throughout the world, and in North America they make up the bulk of the biomass in many caves. Most caves do not have large populations of bats, so the guano, eggs, and carcasses of these cavernicolous crickets are dependable sources of fixed energy for troglobites (Mohr and Poulson, 1966; Barr, 1967; Barr and Kuehne, 1971; Richards, 1971; Harris, 1973). The crickets often are a true keystone species, maintaining cricket guano… CONTINUE READING
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