Seasonal acclimatization determined by non-invasive measurements of coat insulation.

@article{Langman2015SeasonalAD,
  title={Seasonal acclimatization determined by non-invasive measurements of coat insulation.},
  author={Vaughan A Langman and Sarah L Langman and Nancy Ellifrit},
  journal={Zoo biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={
          368-73
        }
}
Seasonal acclimatization in terrestrial mammals in the Northern Hemisphere involves changes in coat insulation. It is more economical to provide increased insulation than increased heat production for protection against the cold. This study was done to test a technique for the non-invasive measurement of mammal coat insulation and to measure coat insulation over several seasons on captive exotics. The working hypothesis was that species that have no coat or have a coat that does not change… CONTINUE READING
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