Investigating hibernation: the golden-mantled ground squirrel

United States, 1972

Film
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Investigates the underlying mechanism of hibernation and the concept of biological clocks. Squirrels still hibernate in the alien laboratory environment. The film shows clearly the arousal-increase in pulse rate, deeper breathing, shivering and contortions and the fully awakened normal temperature state.

Credits

producer/director

Thomas Smith

production company

Encyclopaedia Britannica Films

Duration

00:13:53:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1972

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37988

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Adaptation (Biology)

Animals & Wildlife → Animal behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Animals - Adaptation

Animals & Wildlife → Animals - Physiology

Animals & Wildlife → Hibernation

Animals & Wildlife → Squirrels

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Biology - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Adaptation (Biology)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Biology - Study and teaching

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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