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J Exp Biol (1990) 152 (1): 505–519.
Published: 1 September 1990
...PETER GREENAWAY; H. H. TAYLOR; S. MORRIS Primary urine is formed by filtration in the antennal organ of Birgus latro L. Urine isosmotic with the haemolymph is released into the anterior branchial chambers where substantial reabsorption of water and ions may occur. Some of the branchial fluid...
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J Exp Biol (1989) 143 (1): 333–346.
Published: 1 May 1989
...P. GREENAWAY; S. MORRIS Nitrogenous excretion by the terrestrial anomuran crab Birgus latro L. was examined. The main excretory product was uric acid, representing 79.5 % of total excretory nitrogen. It was eliminated as white faeces separate from undigested food material and made up 82.6...
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J Exp Biol (1988) 140 (1): 477–491.
Published: 1 November 1988
...S. MORRIS; P. GREENAWAY; B. R. McMAHON The gas-transporting properties of the haemolymph of Birgus latro L. were investigated in vitro . This terrestrial anomuran is restricted in distribution to the tropics, and on Christmas Island inhabits a highly stenothermal environment. The effect...
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J Exp Biol (1988) 140 (1): 493–509.
Published: 1 November 1988
...P. GREENAWAY; S. MORRIS; B. R. McMAHON The lungs are responsible for essentially all uptake of oxygen in Birgus latro . Elimination of CO 2 in resting crabs appears to occur largely across the gills but during exercise approximately half the output of CO 2 is pulmonary. Pa O 2 was high in resting...