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Biol Open (2022) 11 (6): bio059270.
Published: 10 June 2022
... demonstrated for captive animals, body size effects remain undocumented. Moreover, whether metabolic rates of mothers or those of embryos affect gestation periods remains unclear. Because biological times generally scale with mass 1− β , where β is metabolic scaling exponent (0.8–0.9 in fishes), we...
Biol Open (2022) 11 (2): bio059076.
Published: 24 February 2022
... rafting, and during tower-building. We hypothesized that the metabolic rate of ants at various temperatures would scale isometrically (proportionally with the group mass). Indeed, we found metabolic rates scaled isometrically under all temperature conditions, giving evidence that groups of ants differ...
Includes: Supplementary data
Biol Open (2014) 3 (11): 1057–1062.
Published: 17 October 2014
.... The poorer take-off performance of M. capaccinii could be related to either a reduction in wing-stroke amplitude to stop the wings hitting the water's surface during foraging or perhaps an effect of having very large feet. No scaling relationship between body mass and mass-specific take-off power was found...
Biol Open (2013) 2 (2): 111–120.
Published: 20 November 2012
... scaling (or geometric similarity) requires that all dimensions change equally among all individuals, a condition that will not be met in naturally developing populations. The Froude number (Fr), with lower limb (or hindlimb) length as the characteristic length, has been used to compensate for differences...