International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2016, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part A
Extraction of Soil Microarthropods: A low cost Berlese-Tullgren funnels extractor
Ruquaeya Bano, Sharmila Roy
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.
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Ruquaeya Bano, Sharmila Roy. Extraction of Soil Microarthropods: A low cost Berlese-Tullgren funnels extractor. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2016;3(2):14-17.