1. The total body sodium increases from 45.9 µM/g. fish in fresh water to 59.9 µM/g. fish in 200 % sea water.
2. The rate of exchange of sodium increases from 2 µM/g./hr. in fresh water to 60 µM/g./hr. in 100% sea water.
3. The rate of drinking increases from 0.26%/hr. fresh water to 1.6%/hr. in 400% sea water. Even in 200% sea water drinking accounts for only a quarter of the total sodium influx.
4. The permeability to water, as measured by tritiated water, is highest in fresh water and lowest in 200% sea water. The permeabilities to water measured in this way are consistent with the drinking rates determined in sea water and 200% sea water.
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