Seasonal Patterns of Body Condition, Hydration State, and Activity of Gila Monsters (Heloderma suspectum) at a Sonoran Desert Site

@inproceedings{Davis2010SeasonalPO,
  title={Seasonal Patterns of Body Condition, Hydration State, and Activity of Gila Monsters (Heloderma suspectum) at a Sonoran Desert Site},
  author={Jon R. Davis and Dale F. DeNardo},
  year={2010}
}
Abstract Animals in nature use synergistic behavioral and physiological responses to cope with variation in resource availability. [] Key Method We used a combination of traditional tools (i.e., radiotelemetry, body-condition measurements, plasma osmometry, and direct observation) and contemporary techniques (i.e., implanted temperature loggers and portable ultrasonography) to identify seasonal patterns of body condition, hydration state, and surface activity of 16 free-living Gila Monsters during two active…
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