Respiratory rates of flies and maggots


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Respiratory rates of flies and maggots

Post by glitterstorm » Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:04 pm

I did an investigation to compare the oxygen consumption, and discovered that the flies respired more...which I expected, since flies move more so require more energy. I was wondering if there might be other reasons which would explain this. Do maggots need to store energy to become a pupa, and is this why they respired less than the flies?

Any ideas would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Post by sachin » Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:17 pm

Its right that larvae require to store energy to get into pupal stage.

larvae(Maggots) are lazy in movements and requires less energy so Respiration rate is slow in them.
And flies move more actively so require more energy so respiration rate is high.
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