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AVOIDANCE BEHAVIOR OF EISENIA FOETIDA TO ACETONE, DELTAMETHRIN AND GLYPHOSATE
Abstract:
Earthworms are perhaps the most important soil organisms in terms of their influence on organic matter breakdown, soil structural development, and nutrient cycling. The importance of earthworms in soil ecotoxicology has greatly evolved in the last decade. Although significant progress has been made on acute and chronic test methods, little information is available on avoidance response, behavioral tests. In this paper we will present the results of a six chamber behavioral test battery spiked with acetone, deltamethrin and glyphosate. As test subjects we used one of the common red worms Eisenia foetida.

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