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Table 2 Areas of real and modeled cross-sectional states, and differences to the respective states (cf. ‘Functional analysis’ section in Material and Methods, and Fig. 4)

From: Life as a fortress – structure, function, and adaptive values of morphological and chemical defense in the oribatid mite Euphthiracarus reticulatus (Actinotrichida)

State Minimum Extended Encapsulated Maximum
Measured [μm2]   276,976 303,638  
 Difference [%]   91.2 109.6  
Modeled [μm2] 216,250 276,613 297,217 318,172
 Difference [%] 68 93.1 107.4 147.1