...old-blooded organisms, more technically known as poikilothermic
, are animals that have no internal metabolic me...effect.
Because their metabolism is so variable, poikilothermic
animals do not easily support complex, high-energy...hich are warmed by a heat exchanger .
In general, poikilothermic
animals do not use their metabolisms to heat or ...
...t in the spring. This permits them to start growing while all their predators and competition are still asleep because of the cold.
... atmospheres" and "animals of a heat variable with every atmosphere," but later Bergmann suggested that they should be known as " homeothermic " and " poikilothermic
" animals. But it must be remembered there is no hard and fast line between the two groups. Also, from work done by J. O. Wakelin Barratt, it has been...
A poikilotherm is an animal whose internal temperature varies along with that of the ambient environmental temperature. Most, but not all, ectotherms are poikilothermic
. The opposite of poikilothermy is homeothermy, referring to animals that maintain a constant body... poikilothermic