volume 167, issue 8, P729-740 2019
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12826
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J Kadlec, S Mikatova, P Maslo, H Sipkova, P Sipek, FXJ Sladecek

Abstract: Abstract We present a study of interactions in the highly competitive insect communities inhabiting the carrion of small mammals. Via manipulation in a fully quantitative design, we delayed community development by excluding insect colonization in mouse and rat carcasses for 3 days, to study the role of early competitively dominant colonizers [burying beetles (Nicrophorus spp.; Coleoptera: Silphidae) and blowfly larvae (Diptera: Calliphoridae)] in the course of heterotrophic succession on small cadavers. Earl…

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