Mound 51

Cone shaped mounds located in Malaysia.

Mounds are typically found at the base of trees.

Species

  • Macrotermes gilvus

Shape Classes

  • Cone

Location

GPS
2° 59' 30" N, 101° 42' 57" E
Elevation
50m
Conditions
Urban
Köppen Class
Af

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:32.5C°

Mean Temperature:27C°

Coldest Month:21.8C°

0C°

On average, 2370mm of rain fall here each year, with 773mm (or 32.62%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soils are primarily orthic acrisols.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
1402436
FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.

Sources

Al., R. B., et al. (2010). "Characterization of Perylene in Tropical Environment: Comparison of New and Old Fungus Comb for Identifying Perylene Precursor in Macrotermes gilvus Termite Nests of Peninsular Malaysia" EnvironmentAsia, 3, 15-23.

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: Al., R. B., et al. (2010). "Characterization of Perylene in Tropical Environment: Comparison of New and Old Fungus Comb for Identifying Perylene Precursor in Macrotermes gilvus Termite Nests of Peninsular Malaysia" EnvironmentAsia, 3, 15-23.