Entomobrya nivalis (Cosmopolitan springtail):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.224
SMSE = 0.240

Zero-variate data
tj 40 25.16 (0.3711)dtime since birth at metamJoosVelt1970
tp 59 57.82 (0.01999)dtime since birth at pubertyJoosVelt1970
am150 150.9 (0.005974)dlife spanJoosVelt1970
Lb0.044 0.03053 (0.306)cmtotal length at birthJoosVelt1970
Lp0.111 0.09243 (0.1673)cmtotal length at pubertyJoosVelt1970
Li0.18 0.1674 (0.06981)cmultimate total lengthJoosVelt1970
Wwb1.93e-06 1.173e-06 (0.3924)gwet weight at birthguess
Wwp3.1e-05 3.252e-05 (0.04918)gwet weight at pubertyguess
Wwi0.000132 0.0001934 (0.4648)gultimate wet weightguess
Ri7.4 3.209 (0.5664)#/dmaximum reprod rateguess
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.0529)time since birthlengthJoosVelt1970
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalEntomobrya nivalisUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.001226cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5706-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 1037J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7994-growth efficiency


  • [Wiki] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entomobrya_nivalis.
  • [JoosVelt1970] E. Joosse and E. Veltkamp. Some aspects of growth, moulting and reproduction in five species of surface dwelling collembola. Neth. J. Zool., 20:315--328, 1970.
  • [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, 2017/08/29

accepted: 2017/08/29

refer to this entry as: AmP Entomobrya nivalis version 2017/08/29 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/