The water metabolism of a small East African antelope: the dik-dik

@article{Maloiy1973TheWM,
  title={The water metabolism of a small East African antelope: the dik-dik},
  author={G. M. O. Maloiy},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences},
  year={1973},
  volume={184},
  pages={167 - 178}
}
  • G. Maloiy
  • Published 27 November 1973
  • Environmental Science
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences
1. In controlled laboratory experiments, rectal temperature, cutaneous moisture evaporation, and respiratory rate were studied in the dik-dik. The water balance of the dik-dik was investigated when the antelope were either fully hydrated or dehydrated at the environmental temperature of 22 °C or at temperatures alternating between 22 °C and 40 °C at 12 h intervals. 2. Faecal, urinary and evaporative water losses were all reduced by varying degrees during dehydration at 22 °C and 22 to 40 °C… 

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