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Table 1.

Haemolymph osmolarity values of the four scorpion species in the various sampling seasons, measured within 48 h of capture

Haemolymph osmolarity (mOsm l-1)
Sampling monthB. judaicusL. quinquestriatusS. m. fuscusS. m. palmatus
February 562±36a (24) 573±34a (22) 492±33b (21) 470±42b (30) 
April 519±23a (13) 491±47a (22) 
June 524±25b (27) 607±20a (8) 508±52b,c (13) 485±40c (28) 
August 549±31a,b (7) 584±32a (22) 510±46b,c (16) 503±61c (79) 
October 574±57a (11) 567±43a (49) 530±48a,b (5) 491±43b (31) 
December 566±28a (17) 556±36a,b (28) 527±63b,c (30) 503±48c (21) 
Mean 548±38 (99) 571±39 (129) 511±56 (107) 493±53 (189) 
Haemolymph osmolarity (mOsm l-1)
Sampling monthB. judaicusL. quinquestriatusS. m. fuscusS. m. palmatus
February 562±36a (24) 573±34a (22) 492±33b (21) 470±42b (30) 
April 519±23a (13) 491±47a (22) 
June 524±25b (27) 607±20a (8) 508±52b,c (13) 485±40c (28) 
August 549±31a,b (7) 584±32a (22) 510±46b,c (16) 503±61c (79) 
October 574±57a (11) 567±43a (49) 530±48a,b (5) 491±43b (31) 
December 566±28a (17) 556±36a,b (28) 527±63b,c (30) 503±48c (21) 
Mean 548±38 (99) 571±39 (129) 511±56 (107) 493±53 (189) 

Values are means ± S.D. (sample sizes in brackets).

Different superscript letters indicate significant differences between species within a sampling month (one-way ANOVA followed by Tukey's HSD test,α=0.05).

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