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Experimental infection of Tadarida brasiliensis with the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome: hibernation data

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Publication Date
Start Date
2013-01-23
End Date
2013-04-17

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Michelle L. Verant, Carol U. Meteyer, Benjamin Stading, and David S. Blehert, 2018, Experimental infection of Tadarida brasiliensis with the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome: hibernation data: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P93WAKH3.

Summary

This dataset includes skin temperatures of twelve Tadarida brasiliensis held in environmental chambers maintained at 7.7 (SD 0.9) °C and 91.8 (SD 0.8) % relative humidity to induce and support hibernation for up to 3 months. Bats were randomly assigned to infected and control groups at the start of the experiment and infected with conidia of Pseudogymnoascus destructans or a sham treatment (negative control). An iBBat temperature logger (Alpha Mach, Ste-Julie, Quebec, Canada) was attached to the dorsal surface of each bat and programmed to record skin temperature every 15 minutes until the end of the experiment when the bat died or was euthanized.

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Point of Contact :
Michelle L Verant
Originator :
Michelle L Verant, Carol U Meteyer, Benjamin R Stading, David S Blehert
Metadata Contact :
Michelle L Verant
Distributor :
GS ScienceBase

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Experimental infection of Tadarida brasiliensis with the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome.xml
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Purpose

Torpor-arousal patterns for each bat were assessed using the Tskin data. Arousal thresholds were defined as 10% of maximum Tskin for each individual and used to calculate durations of time the bat spent torpid and aroused for each torpor-arousal cycle throughout the experiment.

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