Dissolution rates of earthworm-secreted calcium carbonate
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To link to this article DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2011.03.031
The dissolution of CaCO3 granules secreted by earthworms in soil leaching columns was governed by soil pH and exchange sites available for Ca. Results indicate that granules could last for significant periods of time in soils and that, therefore, granules could be an important source of soil calcite.