Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: stx climate: BSh, Csa, Csb migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.1 ecozone: TA food: bxM, xiHl
MRE = 0.028 habitat: 0iTa, 0iTs, 0iTh gender: Dg
SMSE = 0.030 embryo: Tv reprod: O

Zero-variate data
tg35.6 38.37 (0.0777)dgestation timePoolPilt1964
tx320 352.1 (0.1002)dtime since birth at weaningPoolCarp1982
tp670 659.8 (0.01522)dtime since birth at pubertyPoolCatl1974
am8468 8475 (0.0007937)dlife spanRobe1986
Wwb0.8343 0.8338 (0.0006166)gwet weight at birthPool1975
Wwx6500 6189 (0.0479)gwet weight at weaningPool1975
Wwp1.65e+04 1.681e+04 (0.0185)gwet weight at pubertyArnoGras1991
Wwi3.54e+04 3.586e+04 (0.01286)gultimate wet weightPoolCarp1982
Ri0.00274 0.002753 (0.004804)#/dmaximum reprod ratePoolPilt1964
pL2.017e+05 2.019e+05 (0.0006993)J/daverage yearly milk productionCorkDove1989
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalMacropus fuliginosusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.04614cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.7999-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 28.09J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0020181/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8012-growth efficiency


  • thermoneutral zone, assume to be the same as for reds because the field pouch data was exactly equal. For reds: DawsBlan2000
  • 90 percent of milk production originates from upregulation


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Bibtex file with references for this entry

Jessica Ridenour, 2013/04/22 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/11/14)

accepted: 2016/11/14

refer to this entry as: AmP Macropus fuliginosus version 2016/11/14