The study of thermoregulatory behavior of reptiles by implantation of temperature recorders
Method of permanent registration of the body temperature can be regarded as the most objective measure of all forms of termostabilizing behavior of reptiles. As the objects for the study we selected two grass (Natrix natrix) and two dice (Natrix tesselata) snakes all of about the same size and five European adders (Pelias berus) released in the places of their capture. Each snake had one receptionist iBDL type tablet, approximately in the middle of the snake’s back with the working surface facing to its body. Refs 7. Figs 5.
body temperature, heat stabilizing behavior, temperature control
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