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Postprandial thermogenesis in Bothrops moojeni (Serpentes: Viperidae)
(Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases, 2011-01-01) [Artigo]
Snakes that can ingest prey that are proportionally large have high metabolic rates during digestion. This great increase in metabolic rate (specific dynamic action - SDA) may create a significant augment in the animal's ...
The thermogenesis of digestion in rattlesnakes
(Journal of Experimental Biology, 2004-02-01) [Artigo]
Some snakes have a feeding regime characterized by the infrequent ingestion of relatively large meals, causing impressive increments in post-prandial metabolism. Metabolism remains elevated for many days, while digestion ...
Meal size and specific dynamic action in the rattlesnake Crotalus durissus (Serpentes : Viperidae)
(Herpetologica, 1997-12-01) [Artigo]
We studied the effect of meal size on specific dynamic action (SDA) in the South American rattlesnake Crotalus durissus, by measuring oxygen consumption rates (VO2) prior to and after the ingestion of meals ranging from ...