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Table 2.

Ratio of haemolymph volume to body mass

Haemolymph volume to body mass ratio (%)
SpeciesInitial mass0% Mass loss10% Mass loss20% Mass loss
Buthotus judaicus 2.139±0.114 (31) 28.5±0.7 (12) 27.2±1.8 (10) 28.1±1.0 (9) 
Leiurus quinquestriatus 2.655±0.219 (31) 22.5±0.7a (11) 26.6±0.5b (10) 28.2±0.6b (11) 
Scorpio maurus fuscus 1.743±0.116 (12) 31.1±2.4 (7) 29.1±1.2 (5) 
Scorpio maurus palmatus 2.202±0.184 (22) 33.8±1.6 (11) 35.0±0.9 (11) 
Haemolymph volume to body mass ratio (%)
SpeciesInitial mass0% Mass loss10% Mass loss20% Mass loss
Buthotus judaicus 2.139±0.114 (31) 28.5±0.7 (12) 27.2±1.8 (10) 28.1±1.0 (9) 
Leiurus quinquestriatus 2.655±0.219 (31) 22.5±0.7a (11) 26.6±0.5b (10) 28.2±0.6b (11) 
Scorpio maurus fuscus 1.743±0.116 (12) 31.1±2.4 (7) 29.1±1.2 (5) 
Scorpio maurus palmatus 2.202±0.184 (22) 33.8±1.6 (11) 35.0±0.9 (11) 

Different superscript letters represent significant differences between mass-loss treatments (ANCOVA of arcsine transformed percentages, with body mass as covariate, followed by Newman-Keuls test; α=0.05). Ratio (given as percentage) of haemolymph volume (ml) to body mass (g) in control group (0%mass loss), and following desiccation (percent mass loss, excluding dry excretions). Ratios and initial body masses are presented as means ± s.e.m.; (N), number of scorpions.

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