Research Paper | Zoology | India | Volume 4 Issue 4, April 2015
Burrowing Habit Play Thermoregulation Role in Geolycosa Montgomery, T. H., 1904 (Araneae, Lycosidae).
M. P. Chikhale  | G. B. Santape
Abstract: The placement of the burrow of Geolycosa may be related to function in both thermoregulation  and prey capture . The field study was described survivorship of the Geolycosa sp. with reference to burrowing behavior. The Vairat is the highest point in Melghat tiger reserve (MTR) in the Satpuda hill ranges of Central India-s Maharashtra state where patterns of burrowing habit of Geolycosa sp. was studied during summer season 2011. The total 50 burrows of Geolycosa sp. and diameters were measured. During study period, the atmospheric temperature was 42 30C was recorded. At the same time we recorded 20 30C temperatures of burrows. The major thermoregulatory attribute of the burrow is its depth and not its location relative to the surrounding vegetation . For investigation of the structure of burrows, we were carefully dig 10 numbers of burrows. The total lengths of burrows were 54.86 cm 3 and V- shaped. Behavioral thermoregulation is a highly effective method of maintaining preferred body temperatures. The creation temperature modifying structures of burrows in Geolycosa sp. provides a great deal of flexibility for thermoregulation. Behavioral thermoregulation has been a topic of research for decades and remains a field of active research. We suggest that future research not only continue to investigate these behaviors but also attempt to discover the genetic roots of these behaviors of Geolycosa sp. form Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR).
Keywords: Spider, Geolycosa sp, Burrowing habitat, Thermoregulation, Vairat, Melghat Tiger Reserve
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 4, April 2015,
Pages: 2162 - 2163
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M. P. Chikhale, G. B. Santape, "Burrowing Habit Play Thermoregulation Role in Geolycosa Montgomery, T. H., 1904 (Araneae, Lycosidae).", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SUB153550, Volume 4 Issue 4, April 2015, 2162 - 2163, #ijsrnet
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