Table 3.

Percentage change in body mass and urine osmolality in N. alexis after 3, 7 and 14 days of water deprivation

% Body mass decreaseUrine osmolality (mOsm kg–1)
Day 0979±131
3-day WD15.6±3.5*3532±212
7-day WD24.6±3.74109±190
14-day WD21.3±8.15346±336§
  • WD, water deprivation; *a significant difference from day 0; a significant difference from 0 and 3 days of water deprivation: a significant difference from day 0; §a significant difference from 0, 3 and 7 days of WD