Data from: Free-ranging bats alter thermoregulatory behavior in response to reproductive stage, roost type, and weather

Scott Bergeson, Mark Brigham & Joy O'Keefe
Heterotherms vary their use of torpor and choice of refugia to deal with energetic stresses such as reproductive activity and extreme weather. We hypothesized that a temperate-region bat would vary its use of heterothermy in response to air temperature but use of torpor would also be influenced by reproductive stage and roost choice. To test this hypothesis, we collected data on skin temperatures of female Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) carrying temperature-sensitive radiotransmitters during the summers...

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