Mound 10

Mushroom shaped mounds located in the Central African Republic.

Note that the mounds typically have 1-5 "caps" on the top, causing the mushroom appearance.

Height: 0.2-0.4m, Diameter: 0.15-0.6m

Note: c. ugandensis tends to have larger mounds than c. sankurensis.

Species

  • Cubitermes ugandensis
  • Cubitermes sankurensis

Shape Classes

  • Mushroom

Location

GPS
5° 10' N, 17° 44' E
Elevation
700m
Conditions
Grassland/Savannah
Köppen Class
Aw

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:34.2C°

Mean Temperature:24.2C°

Coldest Month:15.5C°

0C°

On average, 1510mm of rain fall here each year, with 695mm (or 46.03%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soil is primarily composed of ferralsols.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
1511435
FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.

Sources

Wango, S. P., and Josens, G. (2011). "Comparison of nest shapes and densities of two sympatric species of Cubitermes (Isoptera: Termitidae: Termitinae) as clues for the study of their population dynamics." 2011, 46(1).

FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.

Hijmans, R.J., S.E. Cameron, J.L. Parra, P.G. Jones and A. Jarvis, 2005. Very high resolution interpolated climate surfaces for global land areas. International Journal of Climatology 25: 1965-1978.

Peel MC, Finlayson BL & McMahon TA (2007), Updated world map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 11, 1633-1644.

Photo Source: Wango, S. P., and Josens, G. (2011). "Comparison of nest shapes and densities of two sympatric species of Cubitermes (Isoptera: Termitidae: Termitinae) as clues for the study of their population dynamics." 2011, 46(1).

Photo Source: Photo Credit: Warren Klein http://sareptiles.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=16223