This dataset consists of ground-dwelling predatory invertebrates (spiders, centipedes and ground-dwelling beetles) from Krokar virgin forest located on Borovec Mountain in SE Slovenia.
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Kuralt Ž (2022): krokar-predatory-invertebrates. v1.3. Biodiversity Data Journal. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.pensoft.net/resource?r=krokar-predatory-invertebrates&v=1.3
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Occurrence; Specimen; krokar; virgin forest; centipede; spider; beetle; chilopoda; araneae; coleoptera; predatory
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Krokar virgin forest is located on Borovec Mountain in SE Slovenia.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [45.535, 14.755], North East [45.557, 14.777]|
The database contains data on 2336 specimens we collected and identified (1079 spiders, 323 ground-dwelling beetles, 299 geophilomorphs, 386 lithobiomorphs, 249 scolopendromorphs).
|Order||Araneae (spiders), Coleoptera (beetles)|
|Start Date / End Date||2018-10-17 / 2019-08-09|
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|Title||Inventory and DNA-barcode library of ground-dwelling predatory arthropods from Krokar virgin forest, Slovenia|
|Funding||This study was supported by PhD fellowship and P1-0184 research program by the Slovenian Research Agency|
The personnel involved in the project:
pitfall traping, leaf litter sifting, soil sampling
|Study Extent||Krokar virgin forest and an adjacent secondary forest. Both on Borovec Mountain|
Method step description:
- Spider and centipede specimens were observed using the Olympus SZX7 stereo microscope, while beetles were observed using the Olympus SZ61 stereo microscope. Smaller centipedes were mounted on permanent microscopic slides and observed with the Olympus CX41 microscope. Adult spiders were identified using standard identification keys (Roberts 1995, Nentwig et al. 2020, Oger 2020). If the morphology of the female epigyne was not discernible, the epigyne was dissected and macerated overnight in 15% KOH to remove soft tissue. For taxonomy and nomenclature we followed the World Spider Catalog (World Spider Catalog 2021). Centipedes were identified according toMatic (1966), Matic (1972), Koren (1986), Koren (1992), Stoev et al. (2010) for Lithobiomorpha; Brölemann (1930) and Lewis (2011) for Scolopendromorpha; ChiloKey (Bonato et al. 2014) for Geophilomorpha. For taxonomy and nomenclature, we followed ChiloBase 2.0 (Bonato et al. 2016). Beetles were identified using the determination keys from “Die Käfer Mitteleuropas" by Freude et al. (1974) and the subsequent editions.
|Collection Name||Ground-dwelling invertebrates of Krokar virgin forest|
|Parent Collection Identifier||KROK|
|Specimen preservation methods||Alcohol, Mounted|