Questions tagged [bats]

Flying mammals of the order Chiroptera.

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Should we start exterminating bats? [closed]

In the wake of the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak, I did a bit of research. This article, along with this one and this question provide a clear picture as to how bats are such good hosts for viruses. The ...
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How do bats survive their own coronaviruses?

I split my old question because it was very messy and long, so here we are: how do bats survive their own coronaviruses (without showing any symptom)? Or, more generically, how can viruses keep ...
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Why bats are the source of dangerous coronaviruses pandemics?

Why coronaviruses come from bats? I mean, why precisely coronaviruses and not (for instance) herpesviruses? It looks like bats host more zoonotic viruses (per species) than rodents , although they ...
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How to calculate grams of fat used during hibernation?

In Humphries et al. 2002. Nature, the authors report number of grams of fat bats use during hibernation. However, their equations results in values in mlO2/g. How can one convert the energy ...
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What about this bat?

This happened in LaGrange GA. We heard some crawling around behind one of the faux-wood shutters on our front porch. So I eased it back and saw this: If you can't make out the scale, the furry part ...
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What do bats do if played ultra sound?

If there are bats flying in the cave, and I play the same pitch they use to echolocate from a speaker, what would the bats do?
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Is the inhalation of ammonia a possible health problem for bats in an artificial small volume winter roost?

About 70 bats (Nyctalus noctula) spend their winter in an artificial small volume (0,050 cubic meters) winter roost located in the attic of a building. There is a single small exit to the outside ...
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Can bats echolocation discern what insects they are preying on?

Insectivorous bats feed on many different types of insects such as mosquitoes, moths, beetles, and bees. According to the Bat Conservation Trust, bats can discern insects from other objects but I'm ...