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SPIRACULAR CONTROL OF RESPIRATORY WATER LOSS IN FEMALE ALATES OF THE HARVESTER ANT POGONOMYRMEX RUGOSUS

@article{Lighton1993SPIRACULARCO,
  title={SPIRACULAR CONTROL OF RESPIRATORY WATER LOSS IN FEMALE ALATES OF THE HARVESTER ANT POGONOMYRMEX RUGOSUS},
  author={J. Lighton and Dana A. Garrigan and F. Duncan and R. A. Johnson},
  journal={The Journal of Experimental Biology},
  year={1993},
  volume={179},
  pages={233-244}
}
  • J. Lighton, Dana A. Garrigan, +1 author R. A. Johnson
  • Published 1993
  • Biology
  • The Journal of Experimental Biology
  • It has been suggested that the discontinuous ventilation cycle (DVC) observed in many insects, including all ants described to date, is an adaptation to reduce respiratory water loss. To test this hypothesis, it is necessary to measure respiratory water loss as a percentage of total water loss and to estimate what sustained rates of water loss would be in the absence of spiracular control. We used two independent techniques to measure real-time water loss rates in female alates of Pogonomyrmex… CONTINUE READING
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