Gestation-related changes in foraging and diet in tiger keelback

Gestation-related changes in foraging and diet in tiger keelback

Zoology Animal Ecology ZAE010

 

The tiger keelback (Rhabdophis tigrinus) sequesters anti-predator defensive compounds from toads (Bufo), which are consumed as prey in addition to other amphibian prey. Females of R. tigrinus are able to produce chemically defended offspring by provisioning the toad-derived toxins to their eggs. Females of R. tigrinus switch foraging behaviors according to the seasons and selectively forage for toads during gestation.

Reptilia

Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia

 
Prefecture Kyoto Use of Microscope Don't Use
Region Ashiu Use of Automatic Shooting Devices Don't Use
Shooting Date 2013/7/2 Use of Fluorescent Probe Don't Use
Shooting Time 15:27 Use of Infrared Don't Use
Photographer Yosuke KOJIMA Shooting Interval (Sec.) ---
Copyright Holder Yosuke KOJIMA Shooting Speed ---

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