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Listed in descending order from shortest to longest twitch. On the physiology of muscles, see also Siewing 1980. After Bertelsmann 1979, Heidermanns 1957 Species Muscle Twitch time (s) Housefly Bumblebee Bee Dragonfly Rock dove Grasshopper Frog Bat European pond turtle Human Frog Pond mussel Wing muscle Wing muscle Wing muscle Wing muscle Wing muscle Jumping muscle Calf muscle Wing muscle Biceps M. 2. 4: Maximum Muscular Strength of Selected Muscles Force in N/cm2 of a muscle cross-section. 5, a figure that combines maximum strength with load-bearing time.

22. 02 mg (mouse) Bufogenin (from toad skin) Bufotenin (from toad skin) Poison from water frog (or pool frog) skin 6–12 mg (rabbit) Dart poison (from Phyllobates bicolor) Batrachotoxin (from P. aurotaenia) Homobatrachotoxin (from P. 22: Effects of Snake Venoms Figures provided represent either the dose that kills half (50%) of the mice injected with it (LD50 , where LD = lethal dose) or the minimal lethal dose (MLD), calculated in terms of 1 kg body weight of the examined animal species (species in parentheses).

The great differences in the data given in the literature on bird flying speeds are based on the fact that no mention is made whether the cited speeds were achieved with or without tailwinds. Data after Bauer et al. 1974, Bertelsmann 1979, Franz 1959, Grzimek 1970, Hanke et al. 11: Jumping Distances of Selected Animals Listed in ascending order according to jump in relation to body length (BL). 2 6–10 max. 10. 13. Listed here in ascending order, according to speed. 13: Flight Distances During Bird Migration The figures represent an outbound or return flight, which means that the annual distance flown is twice as far.

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