Every other day from the 4th to the 11th day postpartum mother rats and their litters were exposed to a lowering of the ambient temperature by 5°C for 2 hours (Experiment I), while on the 12th day the temperature was lowered by 10°C (EXperiment II). The drops in temperature resulted in a considerable increase in the total duration of nest-building activities by mother rats. The increase was easily perceptible within the first 30 minutes of cooling.
|Nest building activity as thermoprotective maternal behaviour in rats||2020-10-02|
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Borisov, V. I. Valetsky, A. V. Dmitrieva, I. L. Krushinskaya, N. L. Zakharov, V. M.
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Ashton, E. H. Moore, W. J.
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Okon, E. E.