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The influence of temperature on the metabolic regulation and gas exchange of the Highveld scorpion, Opistophthalmus latimanus ( Koch ) ( Scorpionidae )

Willie J. van Aardt, Japie Mienie, J.M. (Kobus) le Roux
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 31, No 1 | a320 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v31i1.320 | © 2012 Willie J. van Aardt, Japie Mienie, J.M. (Kobus) le Roux | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 January 2012 | Published: 25 May 2012

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Willie J. van Aardt, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa
Japie Mienie, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa
J.M. (Kobus) le Roux, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa


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Abstract

Adult scorpions (2.4g – 4.5 kg) were collected near Potchefstroom (26° .55’10” – 27° 10” 5”). Oxygen consumption rate (MO2) and carbon dioxide production rate (MCO2) were measured together with the metabolism of injected radioactive glucose.

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