Data for: Diversity of Functional Edaphic Macrofauna in Musa acuminata x Musa balbisiana (AAB) Agroecosystems
Data describes 8 farms that describe the name, area, community, and municipality. The collected individuals were analyzed by order, and family and quantified and identified by gender, the microorganisms were placed in Petri dishes and then observed under a 4x-400x stereo microscope, to detail the specific structures of each of the species. Large animals include all organisms greater than 4 mm in length.
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In these selected farms, the investigation begins with the field phase where 40 edaphic samples of 0-20 cm depth and 40 biomass samples (leaf litter) were collected on the surface. 80 samples of macrofauna populations were identified, coded, and stored in the second phase. A wooden box 20 cm wide by 20 cm long was used to mark the sampling points, and to remove approximately 1 kg of soil. Divided into two consecutive layers (fallen leaves, 0-20 cm), each of them is surrounded to prevent microorganisms from escaping from the bottom, after which the material is sieved and separated manually and the insects found are placed in an airtight plastic bottle. After measuring 500 cubic centimeters in volume, they are labeled and preserved in 70% alcohol.