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Volume 53 Issue 5, May 2024

Monitoring squirrel hibernation with shredded paper

Detecting torpor-bout duration in heterothermic mammals is usually invasive or inaccurate. To solve this problem, Hutchinson et al. developed a cost-effective, non-invasive method using the paper towel shredding behavior of ground squirrels to detect arousals with 100% accuracy over a long hibernation period.

See Hutchinson et al.

Cover image: Marina Spence. Cover design: Marina Spence.


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