SREL Reprint #0301

 

 

 

Relationships Between Body Size, Size of the Fat Bodies, and Total Lipid Content in the Canebrake Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) and the Black Racer (Coluber constrictor)

William G. Cale, Jr and J. Whitfield Gibbons

 

Abstract

The statistical relationships between wet and dry body weights, wet and dry weights of the fat bodies, and lipid content of the fat bodies and of the entire body were determined for the canebrake rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) and the black racer (Coluber constrictor).  The results indicate highly significant correlations between certain variables.  The most useful relationship is that total lipid content can be confidently estimated once the wet weight of the paired fat bodies is determined.

 

SREL Reprint #0301

Cale, W.G., Jr. and J.W. Gibbons. 1972. Relationships between body size, size of the fat bodies, and total lipid content in the canebrake rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) and the black racer (Coluber constrictor). Herpetologica 28:51-53.

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