Living in a shallow burrow under a rock: Gas exchange and water loss in an Australian scorpion
The scorpion, Urodacus manicatus (Scorpionida: Urodacidae), inhabits temperate sclerophyll woodland in south-eastern Australia and excavates a shallow burrow into soil beneath a rock. Mean minimum and maximum temperatures within a burrow were respectively higher and lower than outside measurements, and relative humidity within a burrow remained higher than outside the burrow at all times. Using flow-through respirometry, VCO2 and water loss were measured at three ecologically relevant...[Show more]
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