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Table 2 Timing of dung pat applications and sampling runs, shown as dates and time elapsed since dung application

From: The impact of cattle dung pats on earthworm distribution in grazed pastures

Sampling run Days before or after dung application
Days (weeks) Experiment 1 Days (weeks) Experiment 2
Initial pre-dung sampling − 4 (− 1) 24/3/2015 − 1 (0) 02/10/2016
Dung pat application 0 (0) 28/03/2015 0 (0) 03/10/2016
Run 1 14 (2) 10/04/2015 15 (2) 17/10/2016
Run 2 27 (4) 23/04/2015 28 (4) 01/11/2016
Run 3 41 (6) 07/05/2015 51 (7) 22/11/2016
Run 4 55 (8) 21/05/2015 64 (9) 05/12/2016
Run 5 80 (11) 15/06/2015 76 (11) 17/12/2016
Legacy effect run n/a n/a 190 (27) 10/04/2017