Volume and linear measurements as predictors of dung beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) biomass

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2005
Authors:M. G. Radtke, Williamson G. B.
Journal:Annals of the Entomological Society of America
Keywords:biomass, length-mass relationship, Neotropical Scarabaeidae, volume, volume-mass relationship

We compared volumetric and linear measurements as predictors for biomass in Scar- abaeidae. Linear measurements were performed with calipers. Volumetric measurements were per- formed on a battery-powered top-loading balance, by using ArchimedesÕ Principle. Of four different linear variables, the most accurate predictor of biomass was the log transformation of elytra

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