The British Herpetological Society

The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.

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pdf 02. Effects of temperature and body weight on gastric evacuation rates of alpine newt (Triturus alpestris) larvae


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Authors: Robert Schabetsberger, Susanne Brozek, Karl Entacher , Christian Jersabek And Alfred Goldschmid

Abstract: We present different polynomial functions to describe gastric evacuation rates of alpine newt larvae in relation to temperature and body dry weight. Gastric evacuation rates increased with increasing temperature and decreased with increasing body weight during early development. Gastric evacuation rates measured in the laboratory were low compared to those estimated under field conditions.

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