Effects of temperature and oxygen availability on water loss and carbon dioxide release in two sympatric saproxylic invertebrates
Water loss and VCO2 relative to temperature and oxygen tension was investigated in a log-dwelling onychophoran (Euperipatoides rowelli) and a sympatric, un-described millipede species using flow-through respirometry. Onychophorans possess a tracheal system featuring permanently open spiracles. Total body water loss was consistently very high in E. rowelli and there was a positive correlation with increasing temperature. CO2 output was continuous, increasing with higher temperatures and...[Show more]
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