Participation of book lungs in evaporative water loss in Paraphysa parvula, a migalomorph spider from Chilean Andes.

@article{Figueroa2010ParticipationOB,
  title={Participation of book lungs in evaporative water loss in Paraphysa parvula, a migalomorph spider from Chilean Andes.},
  author={Daniela P Figueroa and Pablo Sabat and Hugo Torres-Contreras and Claudio Veloso and Mauricio Canals},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={56 7},
  pages={731-5}
}
Small animals need efficient water conservation mechanisms for survival and reproduction, which is relevant for the spiders that have large book lungs with large respiratory surface. If lung evaporation is relevant to limit water loss, adjustments of the spiracle opening to metabolic demands should be expected. In this study, we measured the metabolic rate and total evaporative water loss mediated by the opening of the spiracles in the migalomorph spider Paraphysa parvula, a resident of… CONTINUE READING