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Figure 6

From: Effects of aging on timing of hibernation and reproduction

Figure 6

Graphical summary of effects of age and reproduction on the timing of hibernation and activity. As age increases both emergence from hibernation and hibernation onset occur earlier in the year, leading to a phase advancement of the active season (horizontal bars; blue: males; orange: females). Also, the proportion of sexually active males with large testes (blue triangles) and of reproducing females (yellow circles) increases with age. Investment into reproduction leads to a delay in hibernation onset in both sexes (light blue and yellow bars with arrows). Shown are model predictions for non-reproducing dormice, as well as predictions based on the observed fraction of reproductively competent/active animals in each age class.