2016, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part A
Extraction of Soil Microarthropods: A low cost Berlese-Tullgren funnels extractor
Author(s): Ruquaeya Bano, Sharmila Roy
Abstract: Construction and operation of a low cost Berlese-Tullgren funnels extractor for extraction of soil microarthropods is described. The extractor is efficiently and rapidly extracts flightless microarthropods from soil samples. It is constructed from materials readily available in the local market in India in which soil arthropods are forced by a temperature gradient to move from soil samples to the collecting tubes. It is economical and easy to procure as compared to the imported counterpart.
Pages: 14-17 | 805 Views 21 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Ruquaeya Bano, Sharmila Roy. Extraction of Soil Microarthropods: A low cost Berlese-Tullgren funnels extractor. International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies. 2016; 3(2): 14-17.