After taking a blood meal, the tsetse fly Glossina austeni excretes the excess water and salts of the meal in approximately 30 min. During this period a volume of fluid equivalent to 80% of the unfed weight of the fly passes through the haemolymph, whose composition nevertheless remains almost constant. The fluid excreted has a higher sodium and lower potassium concentration than the haemolymph, indicating that sodium may be the prime mover in urine formation in Glossina.
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JOURNAL ARTICLE| 01 October 1975
Diuresis in the tsetse fly Glossina austeni
J. D. Gee
Online Issn: 1477-9145
Print Issn: 0022-0949
© 1975 by Company of Biologists
J Exp Biol (1975) 63 (2): 381–390.
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J. D. Gee; Diuresis in the tsetse fly Glossina austeni. J Exp Biol 1 October 1975; 63 (2): 381–390. doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.63.2.381
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