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Old 10-05-03, 07:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
Wuntu Menny
Join Date: Apr-2002
Location: Calgary, AB
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Barometric pressure and herps

Does anyone know of any genuine research that explores the effects of barometric pressure fluctuations on reptiles? This is something that's been rattling around in my brain for years and I've never come across anything more than theory and conjecture.

It must play a significant role in the acclimation of imports. Most tropical species would originate at or near sea level and if they're shipped to me, they wind up at 4000 ft on arrival. Also, I'm curious about the oxygen saturation levels in incubating embryos.

Sorry, I'm on my second cup of coffee and the sun's not up yet. You can't expect me to sit here and contemplate these things by myself, can you?

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