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Table 2.

Linear regression equations describing the effect of initial haemolymph osmotic status of the scorpion (x), expressed as deviation from the sample mean, on the osmotic change as a result of feeding(y)

SpeciesInitial osmolarity (mOsm 1-1)EquationNr2
B. judaicus 553±36 y=-0.86x+12.03 66 0.68 
L. quinquestriatus 573±36 y=-0.88x+48.49 124 0.56 
S. m. fuscus 505±52 y=-0.50x+72.36 90 0.26 
S. m. palmatus 488±45 y=-0.60x+77.05 176 0.31 
SpeciesInitial osmolarity (mOsm 1-1)EquationNr2
B. judaicus 553±36 y=-0.86x+12.03 66 0.68 
L. quinquestriatus 573±36 y=-0.88x+48.49 124 0.56 
S. m. fuscus 505±52 y=-0.50x+72.36 90 0.26 
S. m. palmatus 488±45 y=-0.60x+77.05 176 0.31 

Initial haemolymph osmolarity values are means ± S.D.

For all species, P «0.001.

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