Dendrobaena octaedra (Earth worm):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.164
SMSE = 0.305

Zero-variate data
ab 92 3.608 (0.9608)dage at birthBindBayl2007
tp 42 43.39 (0.03317)dtime since birth at pubertyBindBayl2007
am1460 1445 (0.01)dlife spanBindBayl2007
Lb1.4 1.555 (0.1105)cmtotal length at birthBindBayl2007
Lp5.2 5.171 (0.005587)cmtotal length at pubertyBindBayl2007
Li 7 6.948 (0.007499)cmultimate total lengthBindBayl2007
Wwb0.00287 0.004414 (0.5379)gwet weight at birthBindBayl2007
Wwp0.159 0.1624 (0.02137)gwet weight at pubertyBindBayl2007
Wwi0.386 0.3939 (0.0204)gultimate wet weightBindBayl2007
Ri0.777 0.7814 (0.005616)#/dmaximum reprod rateHolmOste1991
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.08858)time since birthwet weightKooy1993
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalDendrobaena octaedraUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.1585cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.8648-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 460.8J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8025-growth efficiency


  • Growth data are for D. veneta and assumed to differ by {p_Am} only, via large f_tL


  • [Wiki]
  • [BindBayl2007] A. M. Bindesbøl, M. Bayley, C. Damgaard, and M. Holmstrup. Life-history traits and population growth rate in the laboratory of the earthworm Dendrobaena octaedra cultured in copper-contaminated soil. Applied Soil Ecology, 35:46--56, 2007.
  • [HolmOste1991] M. Holmstrup, I. K. Østergaard, A. Nielsen, and B. T. Hansen. The relationship between temperature and cocoon incubation time for some lumbricid earthworm species. Pedobiologia, 35:179--184, 1991.
  • [Kooy1993] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budgets in biological systems. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 1993.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2009/07/18

accepted: 2015/12/07

refer to this entry as: AmP Dendrobaena octaedra version 2015/12/07