Temperature preferences of African mole-rats (family Bathyergidae).

@article{Begall2015TemperaturePO,
  title={Temperature preferences of African mole-rats (family Bathyergidae).},
  author={S. Begall and Meike Berendes and Charlotte Katharina Maria Schielke and Y. Henning and Marzena Laghanke and A. Scharff and P. V. Van Daele and H. Burda},
  journal={Journal of thermal biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={53},
  pages={
          15-22
        }
}
Many animals are able to detect small temperature differences and show strong temperature preferences during periods of rest and activity. Mammals inhabiting the subterranean ecotope can adapt their digging and foraging activity in shallow tunnels temporarily to periods with favourable ambient air and soil temperatures. Moreover, subterranean mammals have the unique opportunity to select for their nests in soil depths with certain, daily and seasonally constant temperatures. Our knowledge on… Expand

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