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thermodynamics ???
« on: 14/09/2005 15:51:06 »
question for all you thermodynamic buffs:

what would yeild more energy per gram for a growing reticulated python, rats or rabbits?

assuming that both animals are feeding on diets high in fat, and protien.

there is some research out there pointing to rats yeilding 30% more energy per gram than rabbits... is this true?

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Re: thermodynamics ???
« Reply #1 on: 18/09/2005 12:36:13 »
Fats are the most dense source of biological energy.  Whichever of the two can accumulate the highest body fat percentage would be the answer....my guess is rats as they likely have a slower metabolism than rabbits....rabbit heartbeat rates are insane.  



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