The oxygen consumption of mayfly (Ephemeroptera) and stonefly (Plecoptera) larvae at different oxygen concentration

  title={The oxygen consumption of mayfly (Ephemeroptera) and stonefly (Plecoptera) larvae at different oxygen concentration},
  author={Bj{\o}rn Nagell},
  • B. Nagell
  • Published 1 September 1973
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Hydrobiologia
Abstract1.The aim of this investigation was to elucidate how four acquatic insect larvae, from different habitats and having different respiratory organs or types of respiratory regulation, react to a lowered oxygen concentration, and how their oxygen consumption is affected. The species investigated were the stoneflies Taeniopteryx nebulosa, Diura nanseni and Nemoura cincerea and the mayfly Cloëon dipterum.2.The measurements were performed in a respiratory apparatus of open, flowing-water type… 

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