Table 1.

Effect of fur removal on RMR and thermal conductance in female Swiss mice

Baseline (N=8)Fur removed (N=8)tP
Body mass (g)36.3±1.536.8±1.41.7740.12
Tb before RMR measurement (°C)36.8±0.236.3±0.13.4010.02
Tb after RMR measurement (°C)38.5±0.138.3±0.11.3170.21
Mean Tb (°C)37.7±0.137.3±0.12.6670.03
RMR (ml O2 h–1)84.7±4.3100.5±4.55.3820.00
Thermal conductance (ml O2 h–1° C–1)10.8±0.612.5±0.54.4000.00
  • Tb, body temperature; RMR, resting metabolic rate; data presented as means ± s.e.m.