Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: stx climate: BWh, BSh migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: TPa food: bxM, xiHr
MRE = 0.045 habitat: 0iTa, 0iTg gender: Dg
SMSE = 0.052 embryo: Tv reprod: O

Zero-variate data
tg 70 70.02 (0.0002162)dgestation timeWiki
tx 30 30.04 (0.001211)dtime since birth at weaningWiki
tp365 333.9 (0.08519)dtime since birth at pubertyzooatlanta
am1.022e+04 1.022e+04 (4.353e-05)dlife spanAnAge
Li 9 9.002 (0.0002633)cmultimate total lengthWiki
Wwb 2 1.935 (0.03244)gwet weight at birthWiki
Wwi32.5 37.09 (0.1412)gultimate wet weightWiki
Ri0.03014 0.02915 (0.03268)#/dmaximum reprod rateWiki
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.116)time since birthwet weightSherJarv1991
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalHeterocephalus glaberUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.116cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.6526-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 85.98J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8017-growth efficiency
t_0 0 63.68dtime at start development


  • metabolic rate 2/3 of a mouse of the same size during starvation, metabolic rate can be reduced to 0.25; body temp = ambient temp; switches from a typical poikilothermic pattern to a homeothermic mode at 28 C. only 1 female and 1-3 males reproduce in a colony; queen creates space between vertebrae for space of litters; colonies 20-300 individuals, average 75; eats tubers such that they can regenerate; can digest celloluse with microflora (ref: Wiki)


Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2012/09/03 (last modified by Starrlight Augustine 2016/11/14)

accepted: 2016/11/14

refer to this entry as: AmP Heterocephalus glaber version 2016/11/14