Voluntary exposure of some western-hemisphere snake and lizard species to ultraviolet-B radiation in the field: how much ultraviolet-B should a lizard or snake receive in captivity?

@article{Ferguson2010VoluntaryEO,
  title={Voluntary exposure of some western-hemisphere snake and lizard species to ultraviolet-B radiation in the field: how much ultraviolet-B should a lizard or snake receive in captivity?},
  author={Gary W Ferguson and Andrew M. Brinker and William Henry Gehrmann and Stacey Ellen Bucklin and F M Baines and Steven J. Mackin},
  journal={Zoo biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={
          317-34
        }
}
Studies of voluntary exposure to ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation from the sun in the field were conducted in the southern US and Jamaica for 15 species of lizards and snakes occupying various habitats. Species were sorted into four zones of UVB exposure ranging from a median UV index of 0.35 for zone 1 to 3.1 for zone 4. Guidelines for UVB exposure in captivity of these and species occupying similar light environments are presented. Data for most species were collected during mid-day during the… Expand
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