Physiological measurements in the eastern red-backed salamander - corticosterone release rate and thermal performance
datasetposted on 29.08.2018 by Alexander J. Novarro, Caitlin R. Gabor, Cory B. Goff, Tori D. Mezebish, Lily M. Thompson, Kristine L. Grayson
Datasets usually provide raw data for analysis. This raw data often comes in spreadsheet form, but can be any collection of data, on which analysis can be performed.
Data was collected in the laboratory using field-collected salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) from 4 study sites in ME, NY, MD, and VA. The file was created using Microsoft Excel. The column headings are as follows: experiment (indicates which of the physiological studies the data corresponds to); site code (indicates the state of origin); site name (specifies the collection site); site heat value (refers to the mean daily maximum temperature at the collection site as explained in the associated manuscript); salamander ID (a unique code given to each study animal); experimental temp (15 or 25°C as explained in the associated manuscript); sex (m or f); svl (snout-vent length measured to posterior edge of cloaca); tail length (measured from posterior edge of cloaca); total length (svl + tail length); mass (refers to the mass recorded at the time of corticosterone sampling); corticosterone release rate (see associated manuscript for methodology); performance initial mass (refers to the mass recorded at the start of each thermal performance trial); performance final mass (refers to the mass at the end of each performance trial); days between mass (refers to the number of days that passed between initial and final mass events); performance (% change in mass/day); ingestion (total number of flies consumed/day during performance trial).