I am pretty sure that you are doing pioneering work with exploring and measuring parameters in bio-floors and would like to encourage the group to support this endeavour. I would go for humidity, temperature and pH in 10, 30, 50 and 70cm depth to begin with and specify the mulch (plant species, part and size - photo). Ideally, some people with functioning bio-floors can give input to this suggestion. If several people could measure these parameters in a settled, well-working bio-floor we would have a baseline for comparisons. I will be more than happy to compile measurement data and provide them on ZooLex by expanding this document:
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Am 20.07.21 um 02:32 schrieb Amy Robbins:
If anyone uses specific instrumentation to measure various parameters of your bio-floor, I’d love to hear from you. For example, moisture, pH etc – what are you using to measure these please?
Also, can anyone comment on the suitability of Eucalyptus as a bio-floor material? Thanks in advance.
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