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TABLE 1. Climatological average based on 30 years of data (1981-2010), using official stations at INMET (National Institute of Meteorology) as available in IRGA (2021).

Site
(city)
Minimum temperature average
(ºC)
Maximum temperature average
(ºC)
Less raining month
(mm)
More raining month
(mm)
A (Torres) July (10.7) February (27) December (95.3) February (164)
B (Tramandaí) July (11.7) January (29.6) and February (29.6) December (74) February (133.3)
C (Mostardas) July (11.2) January (31.7) March (74.5) June (138.3)
D (Chuí) July (7.2) January (27.7) November (76.6) February (150.7)

 

 

TABLE 2. Dimensions of observed termite nests and average per site. (-) not observed.

Site/Nest Diameter of mounds
(cm)
Height of mounds
cm)
Maximum depth
(cm)
A.1 18.2 24.5 -
A.2 12.5 28.2 -
A.3 31 14.5 36.1
A.4 24.5 20 -
A.5 20.4 18.7 -
A.6 20.1 30.5 57.5
A.7 18 12.4 -
A.8 26.5 15 -
A.9 12 8.9 37.4
A.10 35.7 20.2 -
A.11 23 25.5 -
A.12 40.5 35.9 67.8
A.13 17 20.8 -
A.14 25.8 21 -
average 23.2 (n = 14) 21.1 (n = 14) 49.7 (n = 4)
B.1 26.2 19.1 94.5
B.2 18.7 15.6 -
B.3 28.5 25.1 -
B.4 31.5 28 -
B.5 12.2 9.4 -
average 23.4 (n = 5) 19.6 (n = 5) 94.5 (n = 1)
C.1 8.2 4.4 39.5
C.2 27.3 3.9 58.5
C.3 12.4 4.8 -
average 20.0 (n = 3) 4.4 (n = 3) 49.0 (n = 2)
D.1 80.2 98.8 -
D.2 57.8 107.7 -
D.3 65.8 103.5 -
D.4 53.3 52.9 132.5
D.5 52.5 89.9 -
D.6 63.7 110.6 107.8
D.7 48.5 65.8 -
D.8 54.5 72.1 98.5
average 59.5 (n = 8) 87.7 (n = 8) 112.9 (n = 3)

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