Reproductive energetics of the nectar-feeding bat Glossophaga soricina (Phyllostomidae)

@article{Voigt2003ReproductiveEO,
  title={Reproductive energetics of the nectar-feeding bat Glossophaga soricina (Phyllostomidae)},
  author={Christian C Voigt},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2003},
  volume={173},
  pages={79-85}
}
Pregnancy and lactation are energetically demanding periods for female mammals. Unique amongst mammals, bats have to allocate considerable amounts of energy into their offspring because juveniles cannot be weaned until they are capable of flying at almost adult size. Similar to other bat species, female nectar-feeding bats should increase their energy intake after parturition to meet the energy demands of offspring growth. However, previous studies have shown that nectar-feeding bats differ… CONTINUE READING