Most studies of the dessication
tolerance of live insects measure water loss at 5% or less relative humidity (Hadley 1994).
It contains several dessication
marks and some poorly preserved structures which appear as vestiges of plants carried there during the sedimentation.
A review of recalcitrant seed physiology in relation to dessication
The effect of dessication
and low temperature on the viability of eggs and emerging larvae of the tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus Canestrini (Ixodidae).
Throughout the experiment, dessication
was avoided by using saline-soaked gauze during testing and keeping each specimen tightly wrapped in airtight double bags.
Without insulation, high temperatures would cause dessication
of the underlying soil.
According to Richard Leakey, the famous archaeologist who served as head of the Kenya Wildlife Service, "Our dry months are longer, they're hotter and the dessication
of the land in dry weather is worse.
Effects of dessication
, medium osmolarity and abscisic acid on the maturation of Hevea brasiliensis somatic embryos.
When emptied by drought, these cells "impart a whitish appearance" to the sphagnum, raising the albedo of the surface, increasing the reflection of incoming radiation, and reducing dessication
Boxwork calcite and pyrite have been observed: the host material here was probably clay that occupied the cavity prior to mineralization; dessication
of the clay created fractures along which calcite crystals (at Plymouth) and pyrite crystals (at Biggsville) grew.
Dry matter content of seed is used as an industry standard for estimating maturity of grass seed, but dessication
during seed maturation is rapid (Gallau et al.
Effects of air exposure on dessication
rate, hemolymph chemistry, and escape behaviour of the spiny lobster, Panulirus argus.