|MadSci Network: General Biology|
According to Miller (1960) the stationary desert locust pumps about 40 liters of air/ Kg/ hr, mostly by abdominal ventilation, and a flying locust, using both abdominal ventilation and pterothoracic (raising and lowering of notal sclerites to produce volume changes in intra- and extra-muscular air sacs) ventilation produces up to 350 liters of air/ Kg/ hr, which is needed for the function of the flight muscles. References: Chapman, R. F. 1971. The Insects: Structure and Function. Elsevier, New York. Miller, P. L. 1960. Respiration in the desert locust.I. The control of ventilation. J. Exp. Biol. 37:224-236.
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