Effects of exogenous corticosterone on locomotor activity in the red-eared slider turtle, Trachemys scripta elegans.

@article{Cash1999EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of exogenous corticosterone on locomotor activity in the red-eared slider turtle, Trachemys scripta elegans.},
  author={W Ben Cash and Rebecca L. Holberton},
  journal={The Journal of experimental zoology},
  year={1999},
  volume={284 6},
  pages={637-44}
}
We investigated the effects of exogenous corticosterone on the locomotor activity of captive red-eared slider turtles, Trachemys scripta elegans. An increase in plasma corticosterone often increases locomotor activity in mammals and birds, but there are no reported findings for turtles. In this study turtles implanted with corticosterone-filled Silastic((R)) implants showed a significant increase in caged locomotor activity when compared to control animals with empty implants. Corticosterone… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
20 Citations
26 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 20 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 26 references

Modulation of the adrenocortical stress reponse in neotropical migrants during autumn migration

  • RL Holberton, JD Parrish, JC Wingfield
  • The Auk
  • 1996
1 Excerpt

Hormonal and behavioral responses to food and water deprivation in a lizard ( Sceloporus occidentalis ) : implications for assessing stress in a natural population

  • KD Dunlap
  • J Herpetol
  • 1995
2 Excerpts

Behavioral responses and time allocation differences in desert tortoises exposed to environmental stress in semi - natural enclosures

  • DE Ruby, LC Zimmerman, SJ Bulova, CJ Salice, MP O’Connor, Spotila
  • Herpetol Monogr
  • 1994
1 Excerpt

De - layed sexual maturity and demographics of Blanding ’ s turtles ( Emydoidea blandingii ) : implications for conservation and management of long - lived organisms

  • AE Dunham, RC vanLobenSels
  • Conserv Biol
  • 1993

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…