Lyubechanskii I.I.1, Salish L.V.2, Marchenko I.I.1, Bespalov A.N.2 2019. [Colonization of samples with different edaphic properties by soil microartropods at abandoned coal quarries in Kemerovo Oblast (West Siberia)] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.18. No.2: 84–90 [in Russian, with English summary].

1 Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Frunze Str. 11, Novosibirsk 630091 Russia. E-mails:

2 Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry, Siberian Branch of RAS, Academic Lavrentyiev Ane. 8/2, Novosibirsk 630090 Russia. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/euroasentj.18.2.02

ABSTRACT. On the territory of the Kemerovo Oblast, in an abandoned quarry, the colonization of defaunized substrate by soil arthropods was studied. Two types of substrate samples were studied — loess-like loam and technogenic eluvium. Samples were placed in gause bags with a mesh size of 0.06 mm. Bags were placed in different humidity conditions (lake coast and slope of quarry) and with different access possibilities for microarthropods (with and without a hole covered by large mesh (1,7 mm)). In the surrounding soil, microarthropods occurred 5 times more than in fully insulated bags, and 2.5 times more than in bags with a hole. The coarse-grained technogenic eluvium is populated better than the loess-like loam, especially by mobile animals, such as Gamasina mites and Chilopoda. Wet habitats are settled better than dry ones. Isolation has the most weak effect on Protura, most strongly on oribatid mites.

KEY WORDS: post-mining sites, microarthropods, succession, Oribatida, Gamasina, Protura, Eosentomon delicatum.

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