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Table 1.

Compilation of data from the acclimation procedure and the calorimetric measurements for larvae of Tenebrio molitor

Mass (mg)
WH2O max. uptake rate
HFmetabol (J g-1 h-1)
Flow Jair (ml h-1)Before acclimationAfter acclimationMass loss during acclimation (%)Start of WVA (RHsupp)Min. RH during WVA (RHcell)%Mb h-1mg h-1InitialFinalTotal uptake (mg H2O)
45 (A) 24.82 19.79 20.3 92.5 88.3 0.381 7.9×10-2 4.6 8.0 1.18 
45 (C) 41.01 33.08 19.3 92.3 88.3 0.243 8.1×10-2 4.1 6.3 1.33 
45 (B) 54.90 45.95 16.3 92.7 89.5 0.189 8.7×10-2 4.9 7.5 1.37 
45 62.05 48.48 21.9 92.1 88.2 0.182 8.8×10-2 4.9 6.5 1.12 
45 94.50 84.06 11.0 92.8 88.5 0.113 9.5×10-2 5.0 5.9 1.73 
45 147.88 123.8 16.3 93.7 88.5 0.071 8.8×10-2 2.7 3.7 1.46 
100 44.47 42.62 4.2 91.3 90,1 0.263 11.2×10-2 4.6 6.7 1.21 
100 52.60 48.37 8.0 94.8 91.2 0.178 8.6×10-2 4.9 5.8 0.32 
Mass (mg)
WH2O max. uptake rate
HFmetabol (J g-1 h-1)
Flow Jair (ml h-1)Before acclimationAfter acclimationMass loss during acclimation (%)Start of WVA (RHsupp)Min. RH during WVA (RHcell)%Mb h-1mg h-1InitialFinalTotal uptake (mg H2O)
45 (A) 24.82 19.79 20.3 92.5 88.3 0.381 7.9×10-2 4.6 8.0 1.18 
45 (C) 41.01 33.08 19.3 92.3 88.3 0.243 8.1×10-2 4.1 6.3 1.33 
45 (B) 54.90 45.95 16.3 92.7 89.5 0.189 8.7×10-2 4.9 7.5 1.37 
45 62.05 48.48 21.9 92.1 88.2 0.182 8.8×10-2 4.9 6.5 1.12 
45 94.50 84.06 11.0 92.8 88.5 0.113 9.5×10-2 5.0 5.9 1.73 
45 147.88 123.8 16.3 93.7 88.5 0.071 8.8×10-2 2.7 3.7 1.46 
100 44.47 42.62 4.2 91.3 90,1 0.263 11.2×10-2 4.6 6.7 1.21 
100 52.60 48.37 8.0 94.8 91.2 0.178 8.6×10-2 4.9 5.8 0.32 

A-C in the first column identify the data shown in Fig. 4.

WVA, water vapour absorption; RH, relative humidity; Mb, body mass (g).

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