Seasonal changes in the thermoenergetics of the marsupial sugar glider, Petaurus breviceps

  title={Seasonal changes in the thermoenergetics of the marsupial sugar glider, Petaurus breviceps},
  author={Joanne C Holloway and Fritz Geiser},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
Abstract. Little information is available on seasonal changes in thermal physiology and energy expenditure in marsupials. To provide new information on the subject, we quantified how body mass, body composition, metabolic rate, maximum heat production, body temperature and thermal conductance change with season in sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps) held in outdoor aviaries. Sugar gliders increased body mass in autumn to a peak in May/June, which was caused to a large extent by an increase in… 
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