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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

New publications on hypogene speleogenesis

Klimchouk on 26 Mar, 2012
Dear Colleagues, This is to draw your attention to several recent publications added to KarstBase, relevant to hypogenic karst/speleogenesis: Corrosion of limestone tablets in sulfidic ground-water: measurements and speleogenetic implications Galdenzi,

The deepest terrestrial animal

Klimchouk on 23 Feb, 2012
A recent publication of Spanish researchers describes the biology of Krubera Cave, including the deepest terrestrial animal ever found: Jordana, Rafael; Baquero, Enrique; Reboleira, Sofía and Sendra, Alberto. ...

Caves - landscapes without light

akop on 05 Feb, 2012
Exhibition dedicated to caves is taking place in the Vienna Natural History Museum   The exhibition at the Natural History Museum presents the surprising variety of caves and cave formations such as stalactites and various crystals. ...

Did you know?

That allogene stream is a surface-water course flowing over a karst terrane, but fed by a spring (or springs) issuing from a nonkarst terrane [20]. synonyms: (french.) riviere allogene (cours d'eau); (german.) allochthoner fluss (all. waberlauf); (greek.) allothigenes ryax, or potamos; (italian.) corso d'acqua allogeno; (spanish.) rio aloctono; (turkish.) karst disi kokenli akarsu; (yugoslavian.) alogena rijeka, alogena reka.?

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Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 2009, Vol 71, Issue 1, p. 24-31
Seasonal distribution andcircadian activity inthe troglophile long-footedrobber frog,Eleutherodactylus longipes (Anura:Brachycephalidae) at Los Riscos Cave, Quere ´taro,Mexico: Field and laboratory studies
Abstract:
Los Riscos Cave belongs to the El Abra limestone and its geographical location is in the Sierra Gorda in the State of Quere ´taro, Mexico. The cave has a high faunal diversity that includes arthropods and some vertebrates, such as vampire bats and anurans, and includes the robber frog Eleutherodactylus longipes (Baird, 1859). The abundance of the robber frog changes non-randomly between dry and rainy seasons and is related to the search for humid conditions inside the cave. In addition, the robber frog was located in areas where some scattered light may influence its dispersion inside the cave; and therefore, its activity. Frogs displayed spontaneous circadian rhythms of locomotor activity from the first days of the experimental observation in constant darkness. The average period of circadian rhythms was 24.85 6 0.93 h indicating, in isolated conditions, a diurnal activity. When exposed to artificial light-dark cycles, the animals lacked daily activity rhythms, and ultradian activity was observed. The preference for high humidity and low illumination in the cave and a partial endogenous circadian rhythmicity confirm the troglophilic affinity of the robber frog to cave environments.