Western diamondback rattlesnakes demonstrate physiological and biochemical strategies for tolerating prolonged starvation.

@article{McCue2007WesternDR,
  title={Western diamondback rattlesnakes demonstrate physiological and biochemical strategies for tolerating prolonged starvation.},
  author={Marshall D McCue},
  journal={Physiological and biochemical zoology : PBZ},
  year={2007},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={25-34}
}
Because of the uncertainty in food resources in nature, all animals face the possibility of imposed periods of fasting (i.e., starvation) at some point in their lives. I investigated physiological and biochemical responses to starvation that occur in a species of rattlesnake known to tolerate successfully prolonged periods of starvation in the wild. Sixteen subadult Crotalus atrox were fasted for up to 24 wk under controlled conditions simulating their active season. Snakes exhibited… CONTINUE READING

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