hibernaculum


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hibernaculum

[‚hī·bər′nak·yə·ləm]
(biology)
A winter shelter for plants or dormant animals.
(botany)
A winter bud or other winter plant part.
(invertebrate zoology)
A winter resting bud produced by a few fresh-water bryozoans which grows into a new colony in the spring.
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Have another student use the highlighting tool to highlight the word hibernaculum in the opening paragraph.
Many different types of bats can share a hibernaculum, and biologists are now studying whether the little brown's hibernation preferences match the narrow temperature and moisture range most favored by G.
Intercave movements of bats during hibernation (Tinkle and Milstead, 1960; Tinkle and Patterson, 1965; Elder and Gunier, 1978; Loucks and Caire, 2007) alter size and composition of populations within a hibernaculum.
On February 19, 2010, the same bat was again observed in the same hibernaculum without any visible sign of fungal growth.
To keep them cosy, the association wants to install a wind turbine to power the hibernaculum and the tropical house.
The haemolymph of frozen insects in a closed frozen hibernaculum is therefore in vapor pressure equilibrium with the air in the frozen hibemaculum, thus these insects do not lose water during winter (Lundheim and Zachariassen 1993).
The scheme involved extensive recycling of road materials and a conservation scheme for various species and habitats - including otter passages and a bat hibernaculum.
Several litters of timber rattlesnakes were placed in an artificial hibernaculum to determine over-wintering survival rates during a two year study.
It's often not until January that larger hedgehogs finally settle down to hibernation so a hedgehog hibernaculum is a great gift for gardeners who want to help out their garden buddies.
breviceps burrows are the only documented hibernaculum sites, and are used for escape from predators and fire (Rudolph et al.
Big Springs Cave is a known winter hibernaculum of approximately 200 of the species, and areas within 8 km (ca.
Lewis and Ritzenthaler (1997) found 34 turtles in a single hibernaculum.