The use of torpor in reproductive female Hemprich's long-eared bats (Otonycteris hemprichii).

@article{Daniel2010TheUO,
  title={The use of torpor in reproductive female Hemprich's long-eared bats (Otonycteris hemprichii).},
  author={Shai Daniel and Carmi Korine and Berry Pinshow},
  journal={Physiological and biochemical zoology : PBZ},
  year={2010},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={142-8}
}
We investigated the patterns of torpor use and body temperature (T(b)) in reproductive Hemprich's long-eared bats (Otonycteris hemprichii; body mass approximately 20 g) in the central Negev Desert highlands. We hypothesized that T(b) regulation in female O. hemprichii during reproduction is shaped by a trade-off between the energy and temperature requirements of embryo and pup growth and the mother's own need to use torpor and passive rewarming to save energy and water. We predicted that… CONTINUE READING

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