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Posted by mike on October 28, 1999 at 14:29:07:
In Reply to: Colubrid Heat Sensing posted by Algonquin on October 04, 1999 at 14:17:28:
I've noticed thermal orientation in captive colubrids. Remember, heat-sensing organs in boids and crotalids were selected for on the basis of pre-existing sensory neurons, and most vertebrates have heat-sensitive neurons, so it's not really surprising.
: I seem to recall reading somewhere that some colubrids have primitive heat sensing capabilities, along the lines of
: crotalids and boids. Does anyone have info on this?