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Post by qiamond » Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:42 pm

Is the size of a specific individual associated with the rate of its respiration?
For example, does a big worm or a small worm have a higher rate of respiration?
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Post by tianlai » Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:50 pm

I think the rate of respiration is concerted by the rate of metabolism. For instance, an American black bear in hibernation has less rate of respiration than a male rat in rutting state.
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Post by qiamond » Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:16 am

But how about comparing the effects of size of one species on respiration rates?
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Post by mith » Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:34 am

Only if size is an indirect measurement of metabolic rate. I mean, what else do you do with the oxygen?
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Post by qiamond » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:24 am

mith wrote:Only if size is an indirect measurement of metabolic rate. I mean, what else do you do with the oxygen?

Providing the same certain proportion of oxygen to a big worm and a small worm in two same container.
I Just want to know the results of such an experiment...
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