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A Field Study of Telemetry-Recording of The Body Temperature in Wild Mongolian Pikas


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Title: A Field Study of Telemetry-Recording of The Body Temperature in Wild Mongolian Pikas
Authors: Matsumoto, Takaaki / Kosaka, Mitsuo / Saito, Muneo / Sakai, Akio / Matsuzaki, Tetsuya / Ganzorig, Sumiya / Ohwatari, Nobu / Shimazu, Munenori / Nomura, Tatsuji
Issue Date: 26-Dec-1995
Publisher: 長崎大学熱帯医学研究所 / Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University
Citation: 熱帯医学 Tropical medicine 37(3). p93-98, 1995
Abstract: The pika inhabiting in cold zone or in high mountains is thought to be adapted to cold as well as high-altitude environment. We have reported pika's high body temperature (39.6℃), high metabolism and poor heat loss ability such as poor panting, small ear pinnae and lack of thermal salivation. In this study, we measured the body temperature of wild pikas (Ochotona daurica) with a telemetry device in their natural burrows in Mongolia. Two pikas captured at Undur Dov were implanted with transmitters in the abdominal cavity under anesthesia, and were returned to the own habitat. The mean body temperatures of the pikas were 39.65℃ and 39.96℃ though the data were limited to a short period of less than one day. The present results in wild pikas support pika's high body temperature in our previous studies.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/4708
ISSN: 03855643
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Appears in Collections:Volume 37, No. 3

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/4708

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