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Summary

The observation of a soil sample through a magnifying glass reveals a large diversity of animals. The Berlese funnel is an experimental system with the objective of counting the living organisms contained within the sample. It depends on the behaviour of this microfauna under the effects of heat.

Learning goals

  • Understand the nature and composition of soil
  • Observe the diversity of soil microfauna

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The humus is the superior layer of soil that is humid and rich in organic elements. It provides an ecosystem for a multitude of living being: invertebrates (earth worms, ants), insects,…

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