ISO 17512-2:2011
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Soil quality -- Avoidance test for determining the quality of soils and effects of chemicals on behaviour -- Part 2: Test with collembolans (Folsomia candida)


ISO 17512-2:2011 specifies a rapid screening method for evaluating the habitat function of soils based on the avoidance behaviour of springtails.

The test is a rapid method that reflects the bioavailability of contaminants in natural soils and substances spiked into soils to Folsomia candida. In both cases, it is possible to establish a dose-response-relationship. The avoidance behaviour of the springtails is the measurement endpoint of the test. This test is not intended to replace the Collembola reproduction test.


  • Document published on: 2011-10-01
    Edition: 1 (Monolingual) ICS: 13.080.30
    Status: Published Stage: 60.60 (2011-09-27)
    TC/SC: ISO/TC 190/SC 4 Number of Pages: 13
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  • No corrigenda or amendments available

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