Effects of Photoperiod and Size on the Oxygen Consumption of the Dusky Salamander, Desmognathus Fuscus
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v69 n2 (March, 1969), 121-125
Three experimental groups of salamanders were acclimated in environmental chambers for 25 days at 10°C to photoperiods of 0 hours, 8 hours, and 16 hours. No significant differences were found in oxygen consumption between males in intergroup comparisons or between the sexes in intragroup comparisons. Females in the 16-hour and 0-hour groups did show significant differences in oxygen consumption. A strong positive correlation was found to exist between oxygen consumption and body weight in all groups.
Author Institution: Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
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