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1 December 2000 Specific Dynamic Action in the Toad, Bufo woodhousii
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Twelve Bufo woodhousii from Lyon County, Kansas, were acclimated to 20 ± 1 C with a 14:10 photoperiod for at least 10 days. Oxygen consumption was measured in each toad at 3, 7, 28, and 120 h after eating an insect meal equal to 5% of the toad's mass. Half of the toads were first measured at 120 h after the meal, and this was followed by a second meal. The rest of the toads were first measured 3 h after the feeding. Oxygen consumption values were significantly higher 3 h after eating than at 7, 28, and 120 h postfeeding. At 3 h postfeeding, oxygen consumption was 1.7 times the value at 120 h after feeding.

The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Lynnette M. Sievert and Janet K. Bailey "Specific Dynamic Action in the Toad, Bufo woodhousii," Copeia 2000(4), 1076-1078, (1 December 2000). https://doi.org/10.1643/0045-8511(2000)000[1076:SDAITT]2.0.CO;2
Accepted: 4 May 2000; Published: 1 December 2000
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