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Re: CROCODYLOMORPH ENDOTHERMY
On Fri, 26 Jan 1996 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Ectotherms can do this,
> endotherms cannot. Since they cant regulate their body temperatures
> (although they try by basking, lying on warm surfaces, using
> radiating fins or other body parts ... crocs bask and then enter
> and leave the water to cool off) they can adjust their metabolic demands.
> Endotherms cannot control their metabolism in this way.
I wasn't aware that the animal's METABOLISM sped up when it got warm.
Why do crocs and other reptiles cool down at all, then, when their
metabolisms are jacked up in this manner?
> Steve Grenard
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