Friday, July 20, 2012
For the past couple of weeks, Amanda and I (Team Respiration) have been been practically running the respirometer non-stop. In doing so, we've generated some 'breathtaking data' (I'm sorry, it had to be said). The figure to the left shows the respiration rate of the freshwater snail, Radix peregra, at four different temperatures. Clearly, respiration rate increases with body size. Temperature also has an effect on respiration rate, with increased rates at higher temperatures for a given body size. I guess this is not surprising. However, we are excited that the respirometer is actually working and producing great results!
Until next time,