Comparative water economy of sympatric rodents in a Chilean semi-arid habitat.

@article{Corts1988ComparativeWE,
  title={Comparative water economy of sympatric rodents in a Chilean semi-arid habitat.},
  author={Antoni Cort{\'e}s and C Zuleta and Mario Rosenmann},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. A, Comparative physiology},
  year={1988},
  volume={91 4},
  pages={711-4}
}
1. Water requirements, water balance components and dependence on exogenous water were estimated in four species of sympatric rodents inhabiting a Chilean semi-arid region. 2. A significant increase in free water drinking was observed in all rodents when the diet composition was changed from 14 to 20% protein. 3. Under water balance conditions the cricetid species (Phyllotis darwini, Oryzomys longicaudatus and Akodon olivaceus) showed 1.66 to 1.88 times the weight-specific daily water gain of… CONTINUE READING

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