Passive rewarming from torpor in hibernating bats: minimizing metabolic costs and cardiac demands.

@article{Currie2015PassiveRF,
  title={Passive rewarming from torpor in hibernating bats: minimizing metabolic costs and cardiac demands.},
  author={Shannon E Currie and Kodie Noy and Fritz Geiser},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={308 1},
  pages={R34-41}
}
Endothermic arousal from torpor is an energetically costly process and imposes enormous demands on the cardiovascular system, particularly during early stage arousal from low body temperature (Tb). To minimize these costs many bats and other heterothermic endotherms rewarm passively from torpor using solar radiation or fluctuating ambient temperature (Ta… CONTINUE READING

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