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Torpor and Other Physiological Adaptations of the Badger (Taxidea taxus) to Cold Environments
  • H. Harlow
  • Chemistry, Biology
  • Physiological Zoology
  • 1 July 1981
TLDR
Fat composition of 79 adult badgers captured during the winter showed maximal fat deposition of 31% body weight in November andFat stores were reduced 37% between November and March and the burrow temperature remained between 0 and 4 C throughout the winter. Expand
Muscle strength in overwintering bears
TLDR
Unlike humans, bears retain their muscle tone when moribund for long periods, and this helps them to survive in the wild. Expand
Levels of Plasma Corticosterone and Testosterone in Male Copperheads (Agkistrodon contortrix) Following Staged Fights
TLDR
This study provides further support for the social insensitivity/challenge hypotheses and is the first to document postfight B and T levels in snakes. Expand
BODY SURFACE TEMPERATURE OF HIBERNATING BLACK BEARS MAY BE RELATED TO PERIODIC MUSCLE ACTIVITY
TLDR
It is suggested that bears engage in bouts of muscle activity during the winter denning period that may result in the retention of muscle strength without elevating their core body temperature and without arousing from torpor. Expand
Winter Resting Site Ecology of Marten in the Central Rocky Mountains
We investigated the resting site ecology of American marten (Martes americana) in the central Rocky Mountains during 2 winters, 1985-86 and 1986-87. We found 8 marten used 57 resting sites on 141Expand
Protein Use and Muscle‐Fiber Changes in Free‐Ranging, Hibernating Black Bears
TLDR
The findings suggest that hibernating bears, particulary female black bears, use only fatty tissues as a metabolic substate during hibemation. Expand
Hibernating Bears Conserve Muscle Strength and Maintain Fatigue Resistance
TLDR
Findings that black bears have a high resistance to atrophy despite being subjected to long‐term anorexia and limited mobility are supported. Expand
Effect of protein supplementation on expression and distribution of urea transporter-B in lambs fed low-quality forage.
TLDR
Although protein supplementation strategy had little effect on UT-B expression in tissues other than the ventralRuminal protein degradability, supplementation frequency, and increasing dietary protein on the expression and distribution of urea transporter-B in lambs fed low-quality forage may provide insight into its regulation. Expand
Comparative Plasma and Urine Chemistry of Fasting White-Tailed Prairie Dogs (Cynomys leucurus) and American Martens (Martes americana): Representative Fat- and Lean-Bodied Animals
TLDR
Urinary beta-hydroxybutyrate excretion decreased during the fast in both species but prairie dogs had higher plasma levels of BHBA, which suggests that regulation of protein catabolism may be in part from ketone bodies. Expand
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