A central controversy in the field of insect ventilation is the effect of the discontinuous ventilation cycle (DVC) on respiratory water loss rates. An accurate method of measuring water loss rates during the ventilation cycle would provide a direct means of resolving the controversy. It would also create opportunities for the comparative study of respiratory water loss rates in insects that employ different ventilation strategies and occupy different habitats.
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JOURNAL ARTICLE| 01 December 1992
DIRECT MEASUREMENT OF MASS LOSS DURING DISCONTINUOUS VENTILATION IN TWO SPECIES OF ANTS
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Print Issn: 0022-0949
© 1992 The Company of Biologists Limited
J Exp Biol (1992) 173 (1): 289–293.
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JRB. Lighton; DIRECT MEASUREMENT OF MASS LOSS DURING DISCONTINUOUS VENTILATION IN TWO SPECIES OF ANTS. J Exp Biol 1 December 1992; 173 (1): 289–293. doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.173.1.289
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