Terrestrial hibernation in the northern cricket frog , Acris cnepitans

  title={Terrestrial hibernation in the northern cricket frog , Acris cnepitans},
  author={Jason T. hwin and Jon P. Gostanzo and Rlchard E. Lee},
We used laboratory experiments and field observations to explore overwintering in the northern cricket frog, Acris crepitans, in southern Ohio and Indiana. Cricket frogs died within 24 h when submerged in simulated pond warer that was anoxic or hypoxic, but lived 8-10 days when the water was oxygenated initially. Habitat selection experiments indicated that cricket frogs prefer a soil substrate to water as temperature decreases from 8 to 2"C. These data suggested that cricket frogs hibernate… CONTINUE READING