Weight shifts in the intact turtle during heating and cooling

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1. 1. A method is presented for measuring heart rate, respiratory frequency and water loss in the intact turtle. 2. 2. Weight shifts during heating and cooling of Chrysemys picta and Terrapene ornata occur in opposite directions. 3. 3. We conclude that these weights shifts, interpreted as shifts in blood volume, suggest functional control over heating rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-494
Number of pages4
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 1 1972
Externally publishedYes


  • Chrysemys picta
  • Terrapene ornata
  • Turtle weight
  • blood volume shifts
  • cooling rates
  • heating rates
  • thermoregulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology


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