Maygyver

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I remember reading lately about modes of excretion and can't remember what types of animals use uric acid crystals as a mode of excretion. I know birds use uric acid but it is in more a paste form.
 

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Organisms that need to conserve water will secrete uric acid crystals.

In addition to birds, I know some insects use this mode of elimination, for example, grasshoppers.

btw, when's your test?
 
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I remember reading lately about modes of excretion and can't remember what types of animals use uric acid crystals as a mode of excretion. I know birds use uric acid but it is in more a paste form.
Hey I just read that Arthropods secrete nitrogenous wastes as uric acid crystals. This is an adaptation for the conservation of water.
 

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Ah ok. I though insects/arthropods is what I was remembering reading. Thanks!
 

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