Figure 4.10 Water exchange by transpiration and passive sorption in worker ants, Formica polyctena, during the first hour of exposure to different vapour activities at 29°C.

Note: Exchange rates in mg h_1 for an ant weighing 10.8 mg, with a water content of 77%.

Source : Reprinted from Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A, 83, Coenen-Stass, 141-147, © 1986, with permission from Elsevier.

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