Jacobus M le Roux

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The daily changes in body temperature experienced by Parabuthus villosus (Buthidae), a scorpion found on the gravel plains around Gobabeb, Namibia, and by Opisthophthalmus flavescens (Scorpionidae), a dune-dwelling species from the same area, were measured under similar field conditions. Thermocouples implanted under the segments of the mesosoma measured(More)
It is well known that scorpions are highly adapted to thermal temperatures. However, little is known of the metabolic and respiration adaptations caused by temperature fluctuations in these animals. Therefore we used the African burrowing scorpion Opistophthalmus latimanus to measure the effect of temperature on its metabolism and respiration. Radioactive(More)
The anatotopography of cranial thoracic inlets, the carotid body and associated structures in the caudal pole of the thyroid gland are described. The source from which the various groups of fowls (n = 65) were obtained as well as the varied localisation of the carotid body are indicated. In this investigation, the carotid body was found to be situated(More)
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