Tactile arousal threshold of sleeping king penguins in a breeding colony.

@article{Dewasmes2000TactileAT,
  title={Tactile arousal threshold of sleeping king penguins in a breeding colony.},
  author={G{\'e}rard Dewasmes and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Telliez},
  journal={Journal of sleep research},
  year={2000},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={255-9}
}
The tactile arousal threshold of sleeping birds has not been investigated to date. In this study, the characteristics of this threshold were assessed by stimulating either the upper back or a foot of two groups (one cutaneous site per group) of 60 sleeping king penguins (Aptenodytes patagonica) in the breeding colony of Baie du Marin (Crozet Archipelago). Increasing weights were put onto one of the feet or the upper back of individuals that had been sleeping for more than 5 min until they… CONTINUE READING

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