Part 2: Extension

  • Mammals are endothermic homeotherm. What are the advantages of being so? What are the disadvantanges?
  • Ectotherm are animals that keep their body temperature by gaining heat from external source while endotherm are animals that maintain their fairly constant body temperature via metabolic heat production. Do you know how heterotherm maintain their body body temperature?
  • What is the mechanism involved in non-shivering thermogenesis?
  • Why do some animals experience torpor state during winter?
  • How do desert ectothermic animals change their behavior to help regulate body temperature during the hottest part of the day and cold desert night?
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