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Keywords: rattlesnake
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J Exp Biol (2022) 225 (24): jeb244478.
Published: 23 December 2022
... only if the background pattern were resolved. Western rattlesnakes ( Crotalus oreganus ) displayed no statistically significant responses to targets presented in front of patterned backgrounds, regardless of the temperature contrasts or spatial frequencies within the background, but responded strongly...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (17): jeb182121.
Published: 5 September 2018
... parameter being sensed and the mechanism by which the pit membrane detects the signal. As snakes are ectotherms, temperature also has a strong influence on neurological and locomotor responses to the signal. This study of Pacific rattlesnakes ( Crotalus oreganus ) systematically examined the effect of body...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (4): 579–585.
Published: 1 February 2004
... rates. In the present study, we investigated the possibility that endogenously derived heat,originating as a byproduct of the post-prandial increase in metabolism, could itself contribute to the elevated body temperature during digestion in the South American rattlesnake Crotalus durissus . We assessed...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (15): 2539–2545.
Published: 1 August 2003
... thermal radiation could also direct thermoregulatory behavior by remotely sensing nearby surface temperatures. Using a series of behavioral arenas of varying spatial complexity and ecological relevance, we surveyed the ability of the western diamondback rattlesnake Crotalus atrox to direct successful...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (8): 1291–1297.
Published: 15 April 2003
.... In this study, we used sonomicrometry and electromyography to test the relative contributions of energy reduction and energy recycling strategies in the tailshaker muscles of western diamondback rattlesnakes ( Crotalus atrox ). We found that tailshaker muscle contractions produce a mean strain of 3%, which...
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J Exp Biol (2001) 204 (24): 4345–4351.
Published: 15 December 2001
... morphology kinematics rattlesnake Crotalus atrox. The prey-capture system of venomous snakes is one of the most specialized feeding mechanisms among vertebrates. The biomechanics and kinematics of prey ingestion have been documented from several snake taxa, although the full diversity...