- Do moies have a body clock?
I think the OP is referring to normal moles and the day/light cycle. I’m going to ignore all that and post this:
Naked mole rats defy the biological law of agingPosted 1 year ago
how does it work
Well, we thought that Circadian rhythm was regulated by environmental cues (light signal via retina), but loads of studies into blind or subterranean mammals revealed the complexity of the circadian gene layout, where the system has become enzyme expression based. This is interesting because it largely does away with the multiphasic aspect of regulation as unnecessary due to their lack of environmental and seasonal variation.Posted 1 year agoStirlingCrispinSubscriber
cdoc – I understood that the system is enzyme expression based in all animals, but reset by environmental cues.
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Note: my knowledge on this is not current and was specific to chickens.Posted 1 year ago
Sorry, should have said ‘purely* enzyme based’ .
I’m not aware of any Talpa europaea specific studies, but there have been a good few studies into other fossorial species examining the expression sites, protein substitutions and expressions against similar, non burrowing species and I recall that the general idea was that there is a greater reliance,and sole utilisation of a modified oscillatory pattern of MOP3 without the need for direct photon or thermal receptor cues to act as the reset switch.
’tis an interesting question, tbh. They will, but I would guess there would be some operational differences from other mammal, but not to the extent of some other truly underground species that may have atrophied the original receptor organs (eyes)Posted 1 year ago
This is why I love this forum!
Me too. Usual mix of chuckles and eductaed sensible answers, mixed in with random bits of unnecessary html.
So, if I’ve understood correctly they probably do but that it is probably not regualated by light levels, it’s more internal/chemical. Which makes me think of my next question, if it isn’t controlled by outside stimuli such as daylight do they all synchronise, do all moles sleep at about the same time like most humans/cows/bats/etc do or are they out of sync and they all active/sleeping at differeent times?Posted 1 year ago
Consider it from the pov of a mole. Maybe they tend towards being nocturnal as this is their optimal foraging time (as earthworms rise to the surface to feed) and sleep when they recede again. Or they are least active during times of increased disturbance probability. I would guess that they were all pretty similar, behaviourally.Posted 1 year ago
Makes sense, most moiehills seem to appear overnight indicating that they are indeed more active at night. Didn’t know that about worms though, guess that’s why hedgehogs are nocturnal, although they eat a lot of slugs too and they are mostly about at night. Wonder what a slug tatses like? Do hedgehogs genuinely enjoy them?Posted 1 year agothisisnotaspoonSubscriber
Do sleeper cells have body clocks?
Try one. Fried with some garlic. I’d expect it to taste like escargot except the skin is apparently much tougher, to compensate for not having a shell.
Makes you wonder what the I’m a celeb’s risk assessment must look like!Posted 1 year agophiljuniorMember
Makes you wonder what the I’m a celeb’s risk assessment must look like!
Fine if you cook the slug, according to the article.
Watch out for salad though!Posted 1 year ago
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