We compared the preferred body temperature (T(b)) of fasted and satiated diamondback water snakes (Nerodia rhombifera) in linear thigmothermal gradients. We found no significant postprandial thermophily. Thermoregulatory precision varied among 6 days of testing and was most precise during the first day (24-48 hr after feeding).
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - A Physiology|
|Publication status||Published - 1995 Jan 1|
- Nerodia rhombifera
- Thermal selection
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology