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bp0010ised8 | (1) | ISED2019

Embryonic diapause in the short-tailed fruit bat, Carollia perspicillata: why this is postimplantational

Rasweiler JJ , Badwaik NK

Pregnancy has been studied in Carollia perspicillata bred in captivity or collected from a reproductively-synchronized wild population on Trinidad, West Indies. In both situations, periods of postimplantational embryonic diapause were sometimes observed. In captivity, this was induced by stress, or once-weekly periods of food deprivation, and resulted in gestation periods of highly variable duration (105-237 days). The normal gestation period for this species is 113-1...