Mound 57

Mushroom shaped mounds located in Congo.

Height: 0.5m, 0.3m

Species

  • Cubitermes fungifaber
  • Noditermes lamanianus

Shape Classes

  • Mushroom

Location

GPS
4° 14' S, 12° 26' E
Elevation
600m
Conditions
Forest
Köppen Class
Aw

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:30.3C°

Mean Temperature:23.7C°

Coldest Month:17C°

0C°

On average, 1360mm of rain fall here each year, with 609mm (or 44.78%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soil is ferralitic.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
1252550

Sources

Garnier-Sillam, E., and Harry, M. (1995). "Distribution of humic compounds in mounds of some soil-feeding termite species of tropical rainforests: its influence on soil structure stability." Insectes Sociaux, 42(2), 167-185.

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: Photo Credit: Lucy http://insearchofmamiwata.blogspot.com/2011/07/mayumba-gabon-to-conkouati-congo-after.html