|Title||Behavioral response of American toads (Bufo americanus) to stressful thermal and hydric environments|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1977|
|Authors||Bundy D, C. Tracy R|
When subjected to seemingly nonstressful thermal environments, immature Bufo americanus appear to demonstrate behavioral hydroregulation. Toads subjected to increased heat loads exhibited behavior that was possibly a response to the combined thermal and hydric pressures. Under natural conditions, anurans probably do not exhibit precise regulatory behavior for any one physiological process, but instead probably control all physiological processes within some physiologically equitable limits.