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  • verb Present participle of aestivate.
  • verb Alternative spelling of estivating.


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  • There are hibernating animals: why no aestivating animals.

    On Summer « Unknowing

  • Some fish species can survive in these dwindling pools by aestivating or by breathing air.

    Inner Niger Delta flooded savanna

  • The non-migratory fish have developed adaptations to survive extended drought periods, such as air breathing or aestivating in a mucous cocoon or egg.

    Lake Chad flooded savanna

  • Do you know what species of snail might be aestivating in plain view on vertical surfaces plant stems, leaves, walls in Tunisia?

    Off to Pittsburgh

  • Several species of Australian burrowing frogs Cyclorana spp. cover their bodies with a cocoon when aestivating during dry periods.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • They usually hide under the rocks, but one summer we had more than a hundred of them aestivating on our garage door.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Xerolenta obvia, a native of the istanbul area, aestivating on a lichen covered limestone rock.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • Many species in the family have the habit of climbing and aestivating on tree trunks, bushes, stems of grasses, herbaceous plants and on walls.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Cocoon formation and metabolic depression by the aestivating hylid frogs Cyclorana australis and Cyclorana cultripes Amphibia: Hylidae.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • About 3 weeks ago while visiting the Tampa area, I found a bunch of them aestivating under rocks in Fred Howard Park in Pinellas County.

    Archive 2006-06-01


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