Table 1.

Results of ANCOVA examining the effect of autotomy treatment on active metabolic rate in 18 male field crickets Gryllus bimaculatus

Effect on ACO2
Body mass (g)0.570.465
Pronotum width (mm)0.010.921
RCO2 (J s-1 kg-1)3.590.082
Speed (m s-1) 52.38 <0.001***
Autotomy treatment 6.79 0.023*
  • ACO2, Active metabolic rate (J s-1 kg-1); RCO2, resting metabolic rate.

    Data shown in bold contributed significantly to differences in ACO2.