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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (20): jeb227884.
Published: 16 October 2020
... in their capacity for thermal plasticity under temperature fluctuations. We reared Onthophagus taurus dung beetles in either low or high temperature fluctuation treatments and quantified thermal plasticity of metabolism of pupae and adults. We found that adults were thermally plastic and pupae were not. Next, we...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (20): 3547–3556.
Published: 15 October 2003
... was unlikely to be important in these species. In turn, these studies have been criticized on analytical grounds. In this study we investigated variation in cuticular and respiratory water loss rates in five Scarabaeus dung beetle species, all of which show discontinuous gas exchange cycles, to ascertain...
J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (9): 1535–1543.
Published: 1 May 2003
...Marie Dacke; Peter Nordström; Clarke H. Scholtz SUMMARY The polarisation pattern of skylight offers many arthropods a reference for visual compass orientation. The dung beetle Scarabaeus zambesianus starts foraging at around sunset. After locating a source of fresh droppings,it forms a ball...
J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (16): 2489–2497.
Published: 15 August 2002
... The Company of Biologists Limited 2002 2002 Circellium bacchus discontinuous gas exchange cycle respiration spiracle Scarabaeidae dung beetle subelytral cavity The terrestrial dominance of insects is attributed mainly to their ability,amongst other adaptations, to resist desiccation...