Deep, prolonged torpor by pregnant, free-ranging bats

@article{Willis2005DeepPT,
  title={Deep, prolonged torpor by pregnant, free-ranging bats},
  author={Craig K. R. Willis and Robert Brigham and Fritz Geiser},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2005},
  volume={93},
  pages={80-83}
}
Many mammals save energy during food shortage or harsh weather using controlled reductions in body temperature and metabolism called torpor. However, torpor slows offspring growth, and reproductive individuals are thought to avoid using it because of reduced fitness resulting from delayed offspring development. We tested this hypothesis by investigating torpor during reproduction in hoary bats (Lasiurus cinereus, Vespertilionidae) in southern Canada. We recorded deep, prolonged torpor bouts… CONTINUE READING
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