Date of Award

1977

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology

Department

Biology

Physical Description

1 online resource (39 p.)

Subjects

Body temperature -- Regulation, Turtles

DOI

10.15760/etd.2440

Abstract

A group of red-eared turtles (Pseudemys scripta elegans) was acclimated to 18-20˚C and artificial photo-period for 21 days. The animals were then individually placed in a thermal gradient and their selected temperatures were continuously recorded for 24 hours. A second group of turtles was acclimatized to 7.5-11.0˚C and natural photoperiods for 28 days, and subsequently tested in the same manner as the first group. Lastly, the turtles in the first group, after being acclimated to 3.0˚C and the previous artificial photoperiod for 14 days, were retested in the gradient.

Description

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Biology

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/15839

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