Water metabolism in the Namib Desert golden mole, Eremitalpa granti namibensis (Chrysochloridae).

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1. Laboratory and field studies of energy and water metabolism employing isotopic dilution methods examined the ability of Namib Desert moles to survive on an insect diet without drinking water. 2. Water independence is achieved through efficient renal function while low rates of energy usage and torpor are further effective in reducing overall water… (More)

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@article{Fielden1990WaterMI, title={Water metabolism in the Namib Desert golden mole, Eremitalpa granti namibensis (Chrysochloridae).}, author={Laura Jane Fielden and Murielle Perrin and Grainne Hickman}, journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. A, Comparative physiology}, year={1990}, volume={96 1}, pages={227-34} }