D. V. Shchepotkin

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The lower incisors of 80 specimens of Marmota baibacina of 1–10 years old killed in spring in the highland of the Tien Shan Mountains were investigated. On the surface of all the incisors, regular daily increments and “hibernation zones” were revealed. The mean width of increments was used as an indicator of the incisor growth rate before hibernation. We(More)
To evaluate how the course of irregular winter hibernation is recorded in the incisor teeth of Allocricetulus hamsters, an analysis was performed of the incisor surface in seven A. curtatus and two A. eversmanni hamsters and stained section of the incisors in one A. curtatus hamster. The animals were kept in cages at natural temperature and photoperiod.(More)
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