Amphibians: Allow amphibians from highly seasonal environments to have a period of dormancy during a simulated drought period
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
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Background information and definitions
Dormancy (or aestivation) is a natural process for some amphibians from warmer regions, where they move underground and dramatically slow down their metabolic processes in order to save energy in hot, dry weather. Breeding is also seasonal and can be triggered by longer periods of sunlight, changing temperatures or increased/decreased rainfall. It may be possible to trigger breeding by simulating these cues within an enclosure.