[The characteristics of water metabolism and the resistance to dehydration of representatives of the family of mustelids (Carnivora: Mustelidae)].

@article{Sokolov1995TheCO,
  title={[The characteristics of water metabolism and the resistance to dehydration of representatives of the family of mustelids (Carnivora: Mustelidae)].},
  author={V. E. Sokolov and I. G. Meshcherskii and Viatcheslav V. Rozhnov and Sv. V. Naidenko},
  journal={Izvestiia Akademii nauk. Seriia biologicheskaia},
  year={1995},
  volume={2},
  pages={163-71}
}
Food consumption, total water intake, urine volume and concentration, and water content in feces were determined under the conditions of free access to drinking water and in its absence in some mustelids that inhabit territories with different water accessibility: Mustela putorius, M. eversmanni, M. lutreola, and M. vison. Specific features of water metabolism and resistance to dehydration in the studied species corresponded fairly well to differences in their ecology.