Presentation Title

Paruroctonus marksi Environmental Behavioral Response to Abiotic and Biotic Factors

Faculty Mentor

Zia Nisani

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 10:45 AM

Location

81

Session

poster 3

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

biological_agricultural_sciences

Abstract

The activity of scorpions in arid ecosystems may be influenced by many environmental factors. In the Lancaster (California, USA) we investigated the possible effects of seasonal variation on Paruroctonus marksi scorpion activity. From August 2017 to September 2018, subjects were identified using black light census within two 100 x 100 m plots. 85% of active scorpions were located in open areas rather than being in vegetation. There was a positive correlation between surface activity, water vapor, and soil temperature. Moon illumination was not a factor when foraging in open area when P. marksi. However, the probability of surface occurrence is not a random event, water vapor pressure and soil temperature appear to influence the occurrence of P. marksi.

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Paruroctonus marksi Environmental Behavioral Response to Abiotic and Biotic Factors

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The activity of scorpions in arid ecosystems may be influenced by many environmental factors. In the Lancaster (California, USA) we investigated the possible effects of seasonal variation on Paruroctonus marksi scorpion activity. From August 2017 to September 2018, subjects were identified using black light census within two 100 x 100 m plots. 85% of active scorpions were located in open areas rather than being in vegetation. There was a positive correlation between surface activity, water vapor, and soil temperature. Moon illumination was not a factor when foraging in open area when P. marksi. However, the probability of surface occurrence is not a random event, water vapor pressure and soil temperature appear to influence the occurrence of P. marksi.