Daily torpor in the Djungarian hamster (Phodopus sungorus): interactions with food intake, activity, and social behaviour

@article{Ruf2004DailyTI,
  title={Daily torpor in the Djungarian hamster (Phodopus sungorus): interactions with food intake, activity, and social behaviour},
  author={Thomas Ruf and Martin Klingenspor and Hannelore Preis and Gerhard Heldmaier},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2004},
  volume={160},
  pages={609-615}
}
In Djungarian hamsters,Phodopus sungorus, daily torpor occurs spontaneously in winter in the presence of abundant food, but individuals show different tendencies to enter torpor. The results show that in hamsters fed rodent chow ad libitum individual torpor frequencies were negatively correlated with both food consumption and the amount of nocturnal… CONTINUE READING