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Australian Desert Mice: Independence of Exogenous Water

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Science  20 Oct 1967:
Vol. 158, Issue 3799, pp. 383-385
DOI: 10.1126/science.158.3799.383

Abstract

Certain Australian desert mice can survive and may gain weight on a diet of dry seed without drinking water. Urine concentrations for two of the three species studied are the highest recorded for mammals. The kidneys appear to be the major avenue of water conservation.