Biotope of springtails

Above, we can see the diversity of biotopes in which springtails evolve. Each term included in this scheme characterizes a customary habitat for springtails. They are found living in the interstices of sands at the seaside, then on the surface, in the superficial layers of soils and finally in the soils themselves

It seemed to me useful to write an article to briefly discuss how soils evolve from the stage of the source rock. This process is the same since the origins of the Earth. Without him, life might not exist in the forms we know today. The sketch below1 summarizes the formation of soils in four

In the article Elements of taxonomy we note, within the animal kingdom, a phylum called Arthropods (from the Greek arthron (articulations) and podos (feet"). These invertebrates themselves have four sub-branches in which Crustaceans, Arachnids, Hexapods

For a long time the study of the soils was reduced essentially to chemical analyzes, in order to detect the presence and the concentration of various chemical compounds. But the results obtained did not tell us anything about their interaction between these substances and the organisms

Have we ever wondered what our forests and grasslands would be like if the leaves that fall every autumn remain on the ground as they are? An important role of springtails is their contribution to the ecological balance of the soil microfauna, which allows the dissemination and regulation

Crossing the geological eras, some species of springtails current are similar to Oligocene fossils (-30 Ma) tending to show that they are rather "finished". With regard to the appearance of homo erectus (-1.8 Ma) or that of our own species, homo sapiens (-100 000 years) and given our way of