Cryoprotective dehydration is widespread in Arctic springtails.

  title={Cryoprotective dehydration is widespread in Arctic springtails.},
  author={Jesper Givskov S\orensen and Martin Holmstrup},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  volume={57 8},
Cryoprotective dehydration (CPD) is a cold tolerance strategy employed by small invertebrates that readily lose water by evaporation when subjected to sub-zero temperatures in the presence of ice. Until now, relatively few species have been investigated using methods by which CPD can be shown. In the present study we investigated the cold tolerance strategy of seven soil arthropod species from the high Arctic Spitzbergen, and compared water content and water loss, body fluid melting points (MP… CONTINUE READING