Table 2.

Thermal variables in the three groups of snakes

Maximum ΔT during SDA (°C)Time of peak ΔT during SDA (h)SDA area (°C×h)
Fasted0.25±0.03—1.3±4.3
Small meal0.93±0.11*23±476.2±7.6*
Large meal1.2±0.04*,42±7105.7±5.0*,
  • SDA, specific dynamic action of digestion.

  • * Significant difference from the fasted value

  • significant difference between the two diets