# What does graph (b) tell us about mass and sRMR in insects?

The figure above shows scaling of insect body mass versus resting metabolic rate or flying metabol Show more . The figure above shows scaling of insect body mass versus resting metabolic rate or flying metabolic rate. RMR = resting MR sRMR = mass specific resting MR FMR = flying MR sFMR = mass specific flying MR. Please answer each of the following questions as completely as possible. Show your work for all calculations. a. What does graph (a) tell us about mass and RMR in insects? b. What does graph (b) tell us about mass and sRMR in insects? c. What is the approximate slope of the line in graph (a)? d. What is the approximate slope of the line in graph (b)? e. We know that mass and metabolic rate in most organisms following this allometric equation: y = Ax^z however the graphs above are straight lines indicating that they have been log transformed. Write the log transformation of the allometric equation above. f. Using the above log-transformed equation and the graphs and the slopes you have calculated solve for A. g. From your calculations above what are the allometric equations for the line in (a) and (b). h. For graph (a) what is the insect RMR if we have an insect with mass = 100 mg? i. For graph (b) what is the insect sRMR if we have an insect with mass = 100 mg? Show less

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