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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (10): 1740–1750.
Published: 15 May 2010
...Ute Postel; Fiona Thompson; Gary Barker; Mark Viney; Steve Morris SUMMARY During their annual breeding migration the Christmas Island land crab Gecarcoidea natalis sustains locomotion aerobically for up to 12 h per day compared with just 10 min during the dry season when their muscles quickly...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (14): 2275–2287.
Published: 15 July 2008
...Benjamin J. Allardyce; Stuart M. Linton SUMMARY Laminarinase and endo-β-1,4-glucanase were purified and characterised from the midgut gland of the herbivorous land crab Gecarcoidea natalis and the crayfish Cherax destructor . The laminarinase isolated from G. natalis was estimated to have...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (22): 4333–4343.
Published: 15 November 2005
... from 0.26 to 0.36 mmol l –1 and was not significantly different among any of the groups( Table 3 ). land crab Cardisoma Discoplax exercise migration respiration acid–base behaviour All terrestrial gecarcinid crabs, including the Christmas Island blue crab, Discoplax hirtipes...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (23): 4095–4104.
Published: 1 November 2004
...Stuart M. Linton; Peter Greenaway SUMMARY Digestive juice from the herbivorous gecarcinid land crabs Gecarcoidea natalis and Discoplax hirtipes exhibited total cellulase activity and activities of two cellulase enzymes; endo-β-1,4-glucanase and β-1,4-glucosidase. These enzymes hydrolysed native...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (20): 3251–3260.
Published: 15 October 2002
... for correspondence (e-mail: h.taylor@zool.canterbury.ac.nz ) 11 7 2002 © The Company of Biologists Limited 2002 2002 Gecarcoidea natalis land crab osmoregulation chloride reabsorption excretion dopamine cyclic AMP gill Although crabs invariably produce urine that is nearly...
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J Exp Biol (1990) 152 (1): 505–519.
Published: 1 September 1990
... words: land crab, osmoregulation, urine, Birgus. 506 P. GREENAWAY, H. H . TAYLOR AND S. MORRIS principally involving regulation of the flow rate, concentration and composition of the urine. Early work on terrestrial crabs indicated a considerable degree of internal homeostasis although, surprisingly...
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J Exp Biol (1986) 126 (1): 271–296.
Published: 1 November 1986
... of Biologists 1986 dehydration land crab acid-base respiration ionoregulation nitrogenous wastes J. exp. Biol. 126, 271-296 (1986) 2 7 1 Printed in Great Britain © The Company of Biologists Limited 1986 THE PHYSIOLOGY OF DEHYDRATION STRESS IN THE LAND CRAB, CARDISOMA CARNIFEX: RESPIRATION...
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J Exp Biol (1984) 111 (1): 103–121.
Published: 1 July 1984
... respiration (Green- away & MacMillen, 1978; MacMillen & Greenaway, 1978). Its mechanisms of gas Ccy words: Land crab, gas exchange, respiratory circulation. 104 H. H. TAYLOR AND P. GREEN AW AY exchange appear to be truly bimodal. For example, the rates of oxygen consumptiM measured at rest and immediately...
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J Exp Biol (1983) 103 (1): 225–236.
Published: 1 March 1983
...PETER GREENAWAY; J. BONAVENTURA; H. H. TAYLOR Holthuisana transversa (von Martens), a freshwater/land crab from arid areas of Australia, is an efficient bimodal breather. In water, resting MO 2 (1.65μmol g −1 h −1 ) and V m (15.6ml g −1 h −1 ) at 25°C were lower than in other aquatic crabs whilst...
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J Exp Biol (1983) 103 (1): 237–251.
Published: 1 March 1983
... of air-breathing crabs. The respiratory performances of H. transversa in air and water are compared. J. exp. Biol. 103, 237-251 (1983) 2 3 7 inted in Great Britain © Company of Biologists Limited 1983 AERIAL GAS EXCHANGE IN AUSTRALIAN FRESHWATER/LAND CRABS OF THE GENUS HOLTHUISANA BY PETER GREENAWAY...