+ Translate
+ Most Popular
Investigations on the organic drift in North Swedish streams
Limitations of Using Microsoft Excel Version 2016 (MS Excel 2016) for Statistical Analysis for Medical Research
Phloem necrosis of coffee in Surinam
Anatomy of Mystus seenghala IV Nervous system
Integrated farming system for gardenland conditions of Coimbatore district - an over view
Tetrapleure (Tetrapleura tetraptera), an unknown African medicinal and spice plant
The origin and phylogenetic significance of the trochophoran larvae 2. evolutionary significance of the larvae of coelomate worms and mollusks
Comparison of rice bran and maize bran as feeds for growing and fattening pigs
Enterobacter amnigenus. An unusual human pathogen
Influence of Seriboost foliar application on leaf yield and leaf protein content in mulberry (Morus spp.), in relation to silkworm cocoon production
The identity of the lipstick mold of cultivated mushrooms agaricus bisporus
Advantages and disadvantages of bordeaux mixture and of lime-sulphur used on apples in the growing season
'Pan-sukh' disease of Rice in the Central Provinces
Geological age of the Ptilophyllum flora; a critical reassessment
Study of vitellogenesis in birds; physiological phases & role of folliculin in vitellogenesis
Evaluation of WCT coconut and Komadan coconut
Therapy for acne with saccharomyces boulardii
Evidence for Late Cretaceous N-S dextral shear in the west-central crystalline core, North Cascades, Washington
'Rajeshwari' - a high-yielding white seeded variety of sesame for Andhra Pradesh
Manufacture of Ricotta cheese from whey fortified with skim milk powder using different acidulants
Occurrence of Eutrichophilus mexicanus (Rudow, 1866) and Eutrichophilus lobatus (Ewing, 1936) (Phthiraptera: Trichodectidae) on Sphiggurus villosus (Cuvier, 1825) (Rodentia: Erethizontidae) in Rio de
Factors affecting fruitfulness in durian (Durio zibethinus Murr.). I. Flowering and pollination
Bronchial cuff pressure change caused by left-sided double-lumen endobronchial tube displacement
Some Biological Applications of Organometallic Compounds
The composition of pampas-grass (Cortaderia argentea.)

The effect of soil temperatures on emergence from hibernation of Terrapene carolina and T. ornata

The effect of soil temperatures on emergence from hibernation of Terrapene carolina and T. ornata

American Midland Naturalist 1242: 366-371

ISSN/ISBN: 0003-0031

DOI: 10.2307/2426186

Dates of emergence from hibernation, and the estimated ambient subsurface temperatures in the hibernacula, were used to investigate the effects of those temperatures on the emergence from hibernation of the box turtles, Terrapene carolina triunguis and T. o. ornata. In the spring, near St. Louis, Missouri, box turtles move from their hibernacula toward the surface of the ground as they follow a minimum ambient temperature of ca. 7 C. They emerge after 5 consecutive days of subsurface (10-20 cm) temperatures of 7 C or higher. An occasional individual (ca. 3% of the instances in this study) emerges prematurely and is unlikely to survive. Should the subsurface temperatures dip substantially below 7 C about the time of emergence, the turtles extend their period of hibernation until the conditions are appropriate for emergence. After emergence, the turtles remain in the vicinity of their hibernacula and, if the surface temperatures drop precipitously, they re-enter the ground. During and after the first warm spring rains they wander away from the vicinity of their hibernacula. Virtually all field observations previously reported in the literature are consistent with this analysis of the events surrounding the emergence of Terrapene carolina and T. ornata from hibernation.

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 018165983

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

Related references

The effect of soil temperatures on emergence from hibernation of terrapene carolina and terrapene ornata. American Midland Naturalist 124(2): 366-371, 1990

Zur Pflege der Dosenschildkroten Terrapene Carolina Carolina (Linne) und Terrapene ornata (Agassiz) im Freiland terrarium. Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift 15: 314-317, 1962

Presumed hybridization of 2 species of box turtles terrapene ornata terrapene carolina. Copeia 968(4): 874-875, 1968

Hybridization of the box turtles terrapene carolina and terrapene ornata in western louisiana usa. Zoology Publications from Victoria University of Wellington 31: 54-57, 1968

Plasma antibacterial activities in ornate (Terrapene ornata) and eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina). Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology 333(5): 295-305, 2020

Diet-Dependent Differences in Digestive Efficiency in Two Sympatric Species of Box Turtles, Terrapene carolina and Terrapene ornata. Journal of Herpetology 40(3): 4-71, 2006

Thermoregulation in the box turtles Terrapene carolina and Terrapene ornata. Canadian Journal of Zoology ; 80(5): 934-943, 2002

Care and breeding of the western ornate box turtle Terrapene o ornata Haltung und Nachzucht der Schmuck-Dosenschildkroete Terrapene o ornata. Reptilia (D). August-September; 84: 31-37 Nr 42, 2003

Hibernation in the eastern box turtle terrapene carolina carolina. Journal of Herpetology 25(3): 334-341, 1991

Molecular Analysis of Hybridization between the Box Turtles Terrapene Carolina and T. ornata. Copeia 2011(2): 270-277, 2011

Hybridization of the box turtles Terrapene Carolina and T. ornata in western Louisiana. Proceedings of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences 31: 54-57, 1968

Eimeria ornata n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the ornate box turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata (Reptilia: Testudines), in Texas. Journal of Protozoology 362: 131-133, 1989

Eimeria ornata new species apicomplexa eimeriidae from the ornate box turtle terrapene ornata ornata reptilia testudines in texas usa. Journal of Protozoology 36(2): 131-133, 1989

Abundance and Diversity of Seeds in Digestive Tracts of Terrapene carolina and T. ornata in Southwestern Missour I. The Southwestern Naturalist 54(3): 346-350, 2009

Abundance and Diversity of Seeds in Digestive Tracts of Terrapene carolina and T. Ornata in Southwestern Missouri. Southwestern Naturalist 54(3): 346-350, 2009