The warmer the rat, the more blood flows through the tail, and the more heat is lost Thompson and Stevenson , Little and Stoner , Rand et al. When the rat's body temperature drops, the tail vessels shrink in diameter -- called vasoconstriction -- thus restricting blood flow to the tail Owens et al.
Less blood flows into the tail for cooling, and body heat is conserved. Adapted from Vanhoutte et al.
Rats use their tails for balance. They climb ropes and anchor chains, they walk along fences and telephone wires and branches, and their tails help them balance. The tail can also help change the center of gravity of the rat, though this change will remain small because the tail weighs so little.
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In the photograph to the right, the rat is holding on to the rope with his hind legs, and his forequarters and tail are hanging below and to either side of the rope. The rat's center of gravity is low and close to the rope.
A low center of gravity makes balancing easier, because a larger rotation is required to tip the rat over. There are at least two mutations that cause taillessness in rats: Tail-anomaly lethal Tal and stub st.
In heterozygotes, the rat has one Tal copy and one normal copy of the gene , Tal causes taillessness. We can also supply a Naked PRO tail, with built in rechargeable batteries too!
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