Energy use and management of energy reserves in hatchling turtles (Chrysemys picta) exposed to variable winter conditions

@inproceedings{Muir2013EnergyUA,
  title={Energy use and management of energy reserves in hatchling turtles (Chrysemys picta) exposed to variable winter conditions},
  author={Timothy James Muir and Brian D. Dishong and Richard E. N. Lee and Jon P Costanzo},
  year={2013}
}
The painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) is an especially useful organism in the study of metabolic regulation during dormancy because it is sustained by finite energy reserves from hatching until emerging from its nest, about nine months later. In this study we subjected overwintering C. picta hatchlings to 4, 10, or 15 1C, temperatures simulating cold, mild, and warm winters, respectively, to investigate how various energy reserves are impacted by differential metabolic demands. An energy budget… CONTINUE READING
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