Mound Distribution and Soil Transformation by Macrotermes bellicosus in Bagudo and Augie in Kebbi State, Nigeria

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H. A. Shindi
H. M. Bandiya
M. M. Yahaya
A. Aminu

Abstract

The study was carried out to determine the distribution and soil transformation by Macrotermes bellicosus species. Two local government areas of Kebbi State namely; Bagudo and Augie were selected for the study. Field survey and proximate analysis was used for the study, data generated were analyzed using descriptive (Means) and inferential (ANOVA) statistics. Mounds were manually counted; where distance, height and basal circumferences were measured using measuring tape. Results obtained showed mound size was significantly different (P˂0.05) among the study area. Physical characteristics of mounds such as distance, basal circumference, height: were also significantly different (P˂0.05) in all the locations. Dry land and wet land showed no significant (P˃0.05) difference exhibited in physical characteristics. Results indicated significant (P˂0.05) difference in Cation exchange capacity (C.E.C), sand, silt, and clay, and all mineral elements in study locations. Mound soils differed: (P˂0.05) significantly in Cation exchange capacity (C.E.C), sand, silt, and clay and all the elements in study locations: In conclusion, termites: can be considered to be cheap agents of soil amendments which can help farmers in improving soil fertility.

Keywords:
Mounds, Macrotermes bellicosus, physical characteristics, minerals, abundance, distribution and soil transformation.

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Shindi, H., Bandiya, H., Yahaya, M., & Aminu, A. (2019). Mound Distribution and Soil Transformation by Macrotermes bellicosus in Bagudo and Augie in Kebbi State, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Research in Zoology, 2(4), 1-7. Retrieved from http://journalajriz.com/index.php/AJRIZ/article/view/30072
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