Object structure

Title:

Cold acclimation in the tundra vole

Creator:

Ringens, P. J. ; Folk, G. E. ; Berberich, J. J.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1977

Description:

Two groups of tundra voles (Microtus oeconomus gilmorei S e t z e r, 1952) were exposed both to control temperature (17°C) and the cold (4°C). Some physiological parameters involved in adaptation to the cold, such as cold diuresis, food, consumption, weight loss, urinary pH, Na and K were studied. Cold diuresis was found, stabilizing on a certain level after a few days, the same was found for the food consumption. The animals lost weight during the first two weeks of cold exposure, and then began to recover until they reached their original weight again. Badano kilka parametrów fizjologicznych, takich jak: pobieranie pokarmu, utratę ciężaru ciała, wydalenie moczu, jego pH oraz poziom Na i K u dwu grup nornika północnego trzymanych w temperaturze 17°C (kontrola) i 4°C. Pod wpływem chłodu wydzielanie moczu wzrasta nadmiernie, lecz po kilku dniach ustala się na pewnym poziomie (Ryc. 1), tak samo jak i konsumpcja pokarmu (Ryc. 6). Zwierzęta traciły na wadze przez początkowe dwa tygodnie ekspozycji w 4°C, a następnie stopniowo zwiększały swój ciężar, aż do osiągnięcia poczatkowej wartości (Ryc. 5).

Subject and Keywords:

cold acclimatization ; cold acclimation ; food ; metabolic cage ; Microtus oeconomus gilmorei ; potassium ; sodium ; urinary ; Nornik północny ; aklimatyzacja do chłodu

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

22

Issue:

3

Start page:

67

End page:

74

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.77-3

Source:

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Language:

eng ; sum. eng. ; pol.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund