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Heat-death Temperature in Allolobophora terrestris (Sav.) forma longa (Ude) and Eisenia foetida (Sav.)

Naturevolume 199page826 (1963) | Download Citation



AN endeavour to deparasitize earthworms by heat in order to obtain infection-free hosts (for experimental purposes described elsewhere1,2) revealed an interesting difference of probable ecological significance between the two species Eisenia foetida (Sav.) and Allolobophora terrestris (Sav.) forma longa (Ude) (henceforth referred to here as Allolobophora longa).

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