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Glossary of Terms & Definitions
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TorporA state of suspended physical powers and activities. Dormancy, as of a hibernating or estivating animal. To be stiff; numb; inactive or sluggish.
Great Basin Pocket MouseNo above-ground activity from November to March or April, presumably a period of torpor. There is evidence that commencement of torpor may be linked to time ...
Canyon MouseActivity Patterns: Nocturnally active year-round though capable of entering daily torpor (for up to 10 hr) when stressed for food (Morhardt and Hudson 1966).
American BadgerVariable periods of torpor in winter (Long 1973). Seasonal Movements/Migration: Non-migratory. Area used during winter smaller than at other seasons.
The Burning SandsFrom ten o'clock in the morning until four in the afternoon we existed in a blind torpor. Eyes and brain and pumping heart could not bear it. At noon we always ...
Little Pocket MouseEnters torpor under conditions of food-stress or low temperature (Bartholomew and Cade 1957, Chew and Butterworth 1964). Inactive above ground from fall to ...
Cactus MouseCan enter torpor when stressed (food deprivation in winter and negative water balance in summer). May be less active on moonlit nights (Owings and Lockard ...
White-tailed Antelope SquirrelBody temperature regulation and torpor in the antelope ground squirrel, Ammospermophilus leucurus. J. Mammal. 53:609-611. Miller, A. H., and R. C. Stebbins.