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Table 1.

Composition of femur and auditory capsule of the leopard frog Rana pipiens

Composition (mmol kg−1 ash)
TissueWater (%)Organic (%)Ash (%)CO32− (mmol kg−1 dry tissue)PiCa2+Mg2+Na+K+
Femur 54.3±0.1* 25.5±0.1* 20.2±0.1* 533±24* 6192±44* 9900±99* 288±4* 483±17 36.7±4.1* 
Auditory capsule 70.0±0.1 18.3±0.1 11.7±0.1 1398±156 5256±132 10764±105 256±6 453±42 62.4±6.3 
Composition (mmol kg−1 ash)
TissueWater (%)Organic (%)Ash (%)CO32− (mmol kg−1 dry tissue)PiCa2+Mg2+Na+K+
Femur 54.3±0.1* 25.5±0.1* 20.2±0.1* 533±24* 6192±44* 9900±99* 288±4* 483±17 36.7±4.1* 
Auditory capsule 70.0±0.1 18.3±0.1 11.7±0.1 1398±156 5256±132 10764±105 256±6 453±42 62.4±6.3 

Values are means ± s.e.m.(N=5 for each tissue).

*

Significant difference between the two tissues (P<0.05, t-test).

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