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Keywords: Social thermoregulation
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (4): 590–596.
Published: 15 February 2016
... are known to only reluctantly enter torpor ( Fleming, 1980 ; Körtner and Geiser, 2000 ; Christian and Geiser, 2007 ) and may remain normothermic for long periods even during winter. Social thermoregulation increases the temperature in the nests and reduces the effective surface area to volume ratio...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (7): 1100–1108.
Published: 1 April 2011
...Małgorzata Jefimow; Marta Głąbska; Michał S. Wojciechowski SUMMARY Social thermoregulation and huddling bring about energy benefits to animals sharing a nest because of the smaller surface-to-volume ratio of a huddle and the higher local temperature in the nest. We tested whether living in groups...