Daily torpor in free-ranging rock elephant shrews, Elephantulus myurus: a year-long study.

@article{Mzilikazi2004DailyTI,
  title={Daily torpor in free-ranging rock elephant shrews, Elephantulus myurus: a year-long study.},
  author={Nomakwezi Mzilikazi and Barry Gordon Lovegrove},
  journal={Physiological and biochemical zoology : PBZ},
  year={2004},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={285-96}
}
Under laboratory conditions, rock elephant shrews, Elephantulus myurus, use daily torpor under both short and long photoperiod acclimation. However, use of heterothermy often differs under field and laboratory conditions. We investigated the use of torpor in free-ranging elephant shrews from May 2001 to May 2002. The elephant shrews were capable of daily torpor throughout the year, with torpor most prevalent during winter. We recorded two torpor bouts during early summer (November). We recorded… CONTINUE READING

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