Type of fixative solution in pitfall traps as a decisive factor affecting community parameters of Collembola (Hexapoda) inhabiting superficial subterranean habitats

@article{Jurekov2019TypeOF,
  title={Type of fixative solution in pitfall traps as a decisive factor affecting community parameters of Collembola (Hexapoda) inhabiting superficial subterranean habitats},
  author={Nikola Jurekov{\'a} and Nat{\'a}lia Raschmanov{\'a} and L'ubom{\'i}r Kov{\'a}{\vc} and Dana Miklisov{\'a} and Martina {\vC}erven{\'a} and Jana Christophoryov{\'a}},
  journal={The Science of Nature},
  year={2019},
  volume={106},
  pages={1-18}
}
Vertical distribution of collembolan communities along a depth gradient was studied at three forested karst scree slopes in the Western Carpathians, differing in topography, microclimate, soil-chemical parameters, and forest associations. Two different fixative solutions were used in subterranean pitfall traps. The activity and species richness of Collembola in the vertical scree profiles were significantly higher in traps filled with ethylene glycol than in those filled with formaldehyde at… 
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