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Keywords: western diamondback rattlesnake
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (5): 667–675.
Published: 1 March 2002
... study showed that the cost per twitch of rattling is independent of twitch frequency. We used force and video recordings over a range of temperatures to examine how western diamondback rattlesnakes ( Crotalus atrox ) achieve faster movements without increases in metabolic cost. The key findings are (i...
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J Exp Biol (1996) 199 (2): 351–358.
Published: 1 February 1996
...Paul J. Schaeffer; Kevin E. Conley; Stan L. Lindstedt ABSTRACT The western diamondback rattlesnake Crotalus atrox can rattle its tail continuously for hours at frequencies approaching 90 Hz. We examined the basis of these fast sustainable contractions using electromyography, data on oxygen uptake...