Table 1.

Body mass, basal metabolic rate, maximum metabolic rate and factorial aerobic scope of field-caught and laboratory acclimated Chilean mouse-opossum Thylamys elegans

FieldAfter acclimation
TreatmentMb (g)BMR (ml O2 h-1)MMR (ml O2 h-1)FASMb (g)BMR (ml O2 h-1)MMR (ml O2 h-1)FAS
Cold31.1±3.5 (9)19.9±2.3 (9)294.2±18.2 (8)13.5±0.8 (8)42.5±5.0 (9)34.5±3.9 (9)371.9±26.0 (8)11.5±2.1 (8)
Warm31.1±1.9 (6)20.4±2.1 (6)263.5±25.8 (8)13.5±1.0 (6)38.2±3.8 (6)26.9±3.4 (6)333.3±30.4 (8)11.8±2.0 (6)
  • Values are means ± S.E.M. (N).

    Sample sizes are shown in parentheses in each case.

    Warm, acclimated to 30 °C; cold, acclimated to 10 °C.