Ran respirometry analysis of the three trials I’ve done so far.
markdown report here: Resp.Calculations.ST.md
- there was a significant parental effect from the last trial (which was 2 weeks of exposure) when the data were normalized by wet weight.
- the var.low parental history animals seem to show less variation in their metabolic rates compared to amb parental history. They also show slightly reduced rates
- I’m not sure how we determine if this is an advantage or disadvantage. Does reduced metabolic rate mean the animals can go into a ‘hibernation state’ or does it mean they can’t adequately supply their demands?