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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)
Fasted 0.25±0.03 — —1.3±4.3 
Small meal 0.93±0.11* 23±4 76.2±7.6* 
Large meal 1.2±0.04*, 42±7 105.7±5.0*, 
Maximum ΔT during SDA (°C)Time of peak ΔT during SDA (h)SDA area (°C×h)
Fasted 0.25±0.03 — —1.3±4.3 
Small meal 0.93±0.11* 23±4 76.2±7.6* 
Large meal 1.2±0.04*, 42±7 105.7±5.0*, 

SDA, specific dynamic action of digestion.

*

Significant difference from the fasted value

significant difference between the two diets

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