Influence of the burrow environment on body temperature, oxygen consumption and water loss of the banner-tailed kangaroo rat, <i>Dipodomys spectabilis</i>

TitleInfluence of the burrow environment on body temperature, oxygen consumption and water loss of the banner-tailed kangaroo rat, Dipodomys spectabilis
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication1974
AuthorsKay FR
Number of Pages99
Date Published1974
UniversityNew Mexico State University
CityLas Cruces, New Mexico
Thesis TypePh.D. Dissertationpp
Call Number00156
KeywordsDipodomys, physiology, dissertation, dissertations, rodent, Dipodomys, rodent, metabolism, rodent, physiology, theses, thesis
Abstract1. The 21 Dipodomys spectabilis used in the study had a mean body mass of 146.7 g. The animals were maintained in natural burrows, artificial burrows or the laboratory. In the laboratory body temperature, oxygen consumption and evaporative water loss were measured as they responded to burrow temperature, water vapor pressure and CO2 concentrations.1.