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Table 4.

Haemolymph and leg muscle tissue concentration of glucose and l-lactate in D. hirtipes sampled on Christmas Island during June (dry season) or February (wet season)

[Glucose]
[l-lactate]
Haemolymph (mmol l-1)Leg muscle (mmol kg-1)Haemolymph (mmol l-1)Leg muscle (mmol kg-1)
June (dry) FR 0.13±0.02 0.12±0.03 0.84±0.14 2.09±0.65 
 Exercised 0.20±0.02 1.20±0.29 9.47±1.64 14.57±3.50 
February (wet) FR 0.22±0.03* 0.16±0.03 0.68±0.20 2.42±0.96 
 Exercised 0.35±0.07*, 0.82±0.08 8.97±0.74 13.3±2.5 
[Glucose]
[l-lactate]
Haemolymph (mmol l-1)Leg muscle (mmol kg-1)Haemolymph (mmol l-1)Leg muscle (mmol kg-1)
June (dry) FR 0.13±0.02 0.12±0.03 0.84±0.14 2.09±0.65 
 Exercised 0.20±0.02 1.20±0.29 9.47±1.64 14.57±3.50 
February (wet) FR 0.22±0.03* 0.16±0.03 0.68±0.20 2.42±0.96 
 Exercised 0.35±0.07*, 0.82±0.08 8.97±0.74 13.3±2.5 

Haemolymph and leg muscle were taken from free-ranging crabs (FR) or crabs exercised for 5 min.

indicates a significant difference between FR and exercised crabs within each season (June or February)

*

indicates a significant overall difference between seasons (June vs February) for either FR or exercised treatment groups. Two-factor ANOVA; N=8 for each treatment; total N=64

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