Status: 

Completed

Title

Heliconia invertebrate counts
Summary

Short name: 

LUQMetadata130

Data set ID: 

130

Abstract: 

Identification and number of invertebrates recovered from each Heliconia inflorescence sampled.

Dates
Date Range: 
1996-02-27 00:00:00 to 1998-03-01 00:00:00

Publication Date: 

2011-06-07 00:00:00
People

Additional Project roles: 

Name: Eda Melendez-Colom Role: Data Manager
Name: Carol Rogers Role: Associated Researcher
Name: Gillian Hull Role: Associated Researcher
Methodology

Methods: 

Bracts of plants selected for collection were numbered; fluid from each bract was pipetted into a separate bottle at the sampling site. Each individual bract was then cut from the inflorescence and placed in a bag, together with its respective fluid sample bottle. In the laboratory, fluid amount was measured. Bracts were dissected individually and all organisms recovered by washing and brushing with water from the individual floral components and, with organisms from the bract fluid, preserved for counting and identification. For details see Richardson, B.A., Rogers, C. and Richardson, M.J. 2000. Nutrients, diversity and community structure of two phytotelm systems in a lower montane forest, Puerto Rico. Ecological Entomology 25: 348-356; and Richardson, B.A. and Hull, G.A. 2000. Insect colonisation sequences in bracts of Heliconia caribaea in Puerto Rico. Ecological Entomology 25: 460-466

Status: 

Completed

Time Period: 

Short-Term