Rhizoglyphus robini (Bulb mite):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.196
SMSE = 0.268

Zero-variate data
ab_fp2.86 2.864 (0.001386)dage at birthSmal2011
ab_fy2.58 2.737 (0.06101)dage at birthSmal2011
tp_fp32.94 14.05 (0.5736)dtime since birth at pubertySmal2011
tp_fy9.58 9.626 (0.004803)dtime since birth at pubertySmal2011
am_fp69.76 46.12 (0.3388)dlife spanSmal2011
am_fy40.38 46.12 (0.1421)dlife spanSmal2011
Lb_fp0.0167 0.01826 (0.09366)cmtotal length at birthSmal2011
Lb_fy0.0169 0.01846 (0.09236)cmtotal length at birthSmal2011
Lp_fp0.034 0.03841 (0.1296)cmtotal length at pubertySmal2011
Lp_fy0.054 0.04307 (0.2024)cmtotal length at pubertySmal2011
Li_fp0.0486 0.04826 (0.007024)cmultimate total lengthSmal2011
Li_fy0.0674 0.06954 (0.03181)cmultimate total lengthSmal2011
Vb_fp1.49e-06 1.361e-06 (0.08659)cm^3volume at birthBeuk2015
Vb_fy1.74e-06 1.748e-06 (0.004844)cm^3volume at birthBeuk2015
Vp_fp1.17e-05 1.265e-05 (0.08162)cm^3volume at pubertyBeuk2015
Vp_fy5.09e-05 2.22e-05 (0.5638)cm^3volume at pubertyBeuk2015
Vi_fp3.54e-05 2.511e-05 (0.2908)cm^3ultimate volumeBeuk2015
Vi_fy0.0001 9.347e-05 (0.06531)cm^3ultimate volumeBeuk2015
Ri_fp2.65 1.709 (0.3552)#/dmaximum reprod rateSmal2011
Ri_fy21.89 4.535 (0.7928)#/dmaximum reprod rateSmal2011
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalRhizoglyphus robiniUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.006cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.486-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 922.6J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8083-growth efficiency


  • The males of this mite species have two types; fighters and scramblers (ref: Smal2011)


  • data on scrambler males fed on ad libitum filter paper (fp) or yeast (fy), except reprod, which is of females
  • data for fighter males was incomplete


  • [Wiki] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhizoglyphus.
  • [Beuk2015] T.P.G. van den Beuken, 2015. Original data.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Smal2011] I. M. Smallegange. Supplementary data of complex environmental effects on the expression of alternative reproductive phenotypes in the bulb mite. Evolutionary Ecology, 25-3:857--873, 2011.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Tom van den Beuken, 2015/04/21 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/02/08)

accepted: 2016/11/01

refer to this entry as: AmP Rhizoglyphus robini version 2016/11/01 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/