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Table 2.

Analytical composition of test diets (second experiment)

Test diets*%Water%Ash%P%CaCa/P ratio
+HCl 5% 7.69 6.75 0.732 1.16 1.59 
+H2SO4 3.5% 8.95 7.50 0.716 1.17 1.64 
+H2SO4 1% 8.64 7.05 0.742 1.21 1.62 
+Acetic acid 5% 8.65 6.90 0.756 1.21 1.59 
No acid (0%) 8.51 6.84 0.730 1.14 1.57 
+Antacid 5% 8.30 10.29 0.672 2.96 4.41 
Test diets*%Water%Ash%P%CaCa/P ratio
+HCl 5% 7.69 6.75 0.732 1.16 1.59 
+H2SO4 3.5% 8.95 7.50 0.716 1.17 1.64 
+H2SO4 1% 8.64 7.05 0.742 1.21 1.62 
+Acetic acid 5% 8.65 6.90 0.756 1.21 1.59 
No acid (0%) 8.51 6.84 0.730 1.14 1.57 
+Antacid 5% 8.30 10.29 0.672 2.96 4.41 
*

One of the following acids or antacid was added to the basal diet of Table 1 (w/w). Concentration of acids: HCl, 12 mol 1−1; H2SO4, 18 mol 1−1; acetic acid, glacial; No acid = basal diet, see Table 1. Antacid,CaCO3.

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