Table 4.

Estimated time intervals (days) during which half of the carbon isotopes were exchanged in the three different tissues under study

Time interval (days)
L. curasoaeG. soricina
TissueMean95% CIMean95% CI
Wing membrane134115-16010280-143
Blood120105-140113da107-121
Hair537396-836n.s.
  • 95% CI, 95% confidence intervals; n.s., not significant.

  • a When compensating for body mass loss in G. soricina, blood t50=126 days (see Fig. 4).