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Arterial acid-base status during digestion and following vascular infusion of NaHCO3 and HCl in the South American rattlesnake, Crotalus durissus
(Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A-molecular & Integrative Physiology, 2005-12-01) [Artigo]
Digestion is associated with gastric secretion that leads to an alkalinisation of the blood, termed the alkaline tide. Numerous studies on different reptiles and amphibians show that while plasma bicarbonate concentration ...
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 ...
Energetic cost of predation: Aerobic metabolism during prey ingestion by juvenile rattlesnakes, Crotalus durissus
(Journal of Herpetology, 1999-06-01) [Artigo]
We investigated the cost of prey ingestion in the South American rattlesnake, Crotalus durissus, to see if the capacity to generate energy aerobically could be a constraint on the size of the prey that can be ingested. To ...
Red blood cells from the South American rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus terrificus) regulate volume incompletely following osmotic shrinkage and swelling in vitro
(Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A-molecular & Integrative Physiology, 2000-09-01) [Artigo]
The ability of rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus terrificus) red blood cells to volume regulate in vitro has been investigated. Blood was drawn through a catheter inserted in the dorsal aorta and equilibrated to gas mixtures ...
Diet of the rattlesnake Crotalus durissus in southeastern Brazil (Serpentes, Viperidae)
(Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, 2007-12-01) [Artigo]
Gut contents of 633 live rattlesnakes from southeastern Brazil received at the Instituto Butantanitute, SP, Brazil between 1993 and 1995 were studied. The snakes were weighed, measured and sexed. Two hundred and fifty-nine ...