Behavioural variation in natural populations . VII . Maternal body temperature does not affect juvenile thermoregulation in a garter snake

@inproceedings{Arnold2003BehaviouralVI,
  title={Behavioural variation in natural populations . VII . Maternal body temperature does not affect juvenile thermoregulation in a garter snake},
  author={Stevan J. Arnold and Charles R. Peterson and J L Gladstone},
  year={2003}
}
This study was aimed to determine whether thermoregulation by juvenile garter snakes is affected by developmental temperature imposed by their mothers during pregnancy. Maternal temperature treatments were created by maintaining six groups of females at six different constant temperatures (2632°C) during pregnancy. A seventh group of females was allowed to thermoregulate during pregnancy. The body temperatures of juveniles (N=324) on thermal gradients were monitored in the morning and afternoon… CONTINUE READING