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ABSTRACT The immune system is essential for survival and its performance can vary depending on the physiological state of the… Expand The use of fat to support the energy needs of reproduction (i.e. capital breeding) has been studied in a diversity of taxa… Expand Resource availability can impact immune function, with the majority of studies of such influences focusing on the allocation of… Expand Corticosterone (CORT) secretion is influenced by endogenous factors (e.g., physiological status) and environmental stressors (e.g… Expand Females often manage the high energy demands associated with reproduction by accumulating and storing energy in the form of fat… Expand Stimson’s python (Antaresia stimsoni) is a small nocturnal python (Pythonidae) that occurs throughout Australia’s arid zone… Expand Parental care is taxonomically widespread because it improves developmental conditions and thus fitness of offspring. Although… Expand Python egg brooding typifies parental care because it consists of multiple behaviours that provide for multiple developmental… Expand Pregnant squamate reptiles (i.e. lizards and snakes) often maintain higher and more stable body temperatures than their… Expand The Grey Lora, Leptophis stimsoni , is endemic and one of the rarer snakes to Trinidad. The first specimen was collected by Ivan… Expand