Lack of postprandial thermophily in diamondback water snakes, Nerodia rhombifera

Ming-Chung Tu, V. H. Hutchison

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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).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-25
Number of pages5
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology - A Physiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1



  • Behaviour
  • Feeding
  • Nerodia rhombifera
  • Postprandial
  • Snakes
  • Temperature
  • Thermal selection
  • Thermoregulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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