Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: stx climate: Cfb, Dfb, Dfc migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: THp food: bxM, xiCi
MRE = 0.077 habitat: 0iTf gender: Dg
SMSE = 0.177 embryo: Tv reprod: O

Zero-variate data
tg 21 21.01 (0.0004773)dgestation timeAnAge
tx 23 22.95 (0.002138)dtime since birth at weaningChur1990
tp198 75.26 (0.6199)dtime since birth at pubertyAnAge
am1168 1169 (0.001)dlife spanAnAge
Li 6 6 (4.441e-16)cmultimate total lengthIJssSche1977
Wwb0.44 0.4293 (0.02436)gwet weight at birthAnAge
Wwx7.6 7.6 (5.337e-05)gwet weight at weaningChur1990
Wwp8.2 8.518 (0.03877)gwet weight at pubertyBajkChet2009
Wwi8.4 8.519 (0.01422)gultimate wet weightAnAge
Ri0.04932 0.0474 (0.03888)#/dmaximum reprod rateIJssSche1977
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.1059)time since birthwet weightChur1990
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalSorex araneusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.04151cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.7675-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 249.5J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8014-growth efficiency


  • T can drop till 0 C during hibernation (ref: Wiki)


  • T_a is taken high to allow for daily torpor


  • [Wiki]
  • [AnAge]
  • [BajkChet2009] U. Bajkowska, W. Chetnicki, and S. Fedyk. Breeding of the common shrew, Sorex araneus, under laboratory conditions. Folia ziol, 68:1--8, 2009.
  • [Chur1990] S. Churfield. The natural history of shrews. C Helm, London, 1990.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [IJssSche1977] IJsseling M.A. and A. Scheygrond. Wat is dat voor een dier? Thieme, Zutphen, 1977.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2012/09/01 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/11/14)

accepted: 2016/11/14

refer to this entry as: AmP Sorex araneus version 2016/11/14