Data from: Urbanization-driven climate change increases invertebrate lipid demand, relative to protein—a response to dehydration

Kevin McCluney & Jamie Becker
1. Climatic change alters not only animal energy balance, but also water balance, but this latter topic has received less attention. Water can be obtained through consumption of moist food and metabolism of dry food. The breakdown of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins can produce metabolic water. Metabolism of lipids produces large amounts of water, whereas excretion of nitrogenous waste related to protein metabolism requires water losses. 2. Here we tested the hypothesis that climatic shifts...

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