Diuresis In The Tsetse Fly Glossina Austeni

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1975
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GEE J. D.
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After taking a blood meal, the tsetse fly Glossina austeni excretes the excess water and salts of the meal in approximately 30 min. During this period a volume of fluid equivalent to 80 % of the unfed weight of the fly passes through the haemolymph, whose composition nevertheless remains almost constant. The fluid excreted has a higher sodium and lower potassium concentration than the haemolymph, indicating that sodium may be the prime mover in urine formation in Glossina.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 63, p. 381-390
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