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

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.

Author Biographies

Willie J. van Aardt
School of Environmental Sciences and Development
Japie Mienie
School of Physical and Chemical Sciences
J.M. (Kobus) le Roux
School of Environmental Sciences and Development
Published
2012-05-25
Section
Conference Abstracts