Master's Theses

Department

Biology

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Abstract

Metabolic rates of adult cotton rats, Sigmodon bispidus, were determined for the summer season by a recently developed field method based on food consumption and by a laboratory-based oxygen consumption method. The metabolic rate as determined by the field method (0.308 kcal/g/day) was not significantly different from that (0.183 kcal /g/day) obtained in the laboratory. However, the oxygen consumption method was preferable because it required less time and additional data (i.e. the amount of time spent in the nest and the activity periods) concerning the behavior of the animal could be obtained.

Advisor

Dr. Eugene Flaherty

Date of Award

Spring 1975

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Rights

© 1975 Linda Rae Joyce

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