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Re: Hibernating Dinosaurs?
--- David Marjanovic <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Does that also mean that
> > turtles, snakes and crocodiles hibernate as well,
> They do hibernate well. You can put any
> poikilothermic animal in the fridge
> without harming it.
That's only true up to a point. Furthermore, that's
not true hibernation (or brumation, since they're
reptiles). Temperate reptiles can handle this type of
treatment far better than tropical reptiles. In fact,
doing this is probably a good way to kill a tropical
If it hasn't evolved the ability to brumate/aestivate,
then cooling it down to "hibernation temperatures" is
only going to kill the animal.
Just something to keep in mind.
"I am impressed by the fact that we know less about many modern [reptile] types
than we do of many fossil groups." - Alfred S. Romer
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