how do amphibians control their body temperature?



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    They, like reptiles, will bask in the sun, but when it’s too cold for that, they will brumate, a hibernation-like state. They may have periods of wakefulness and even drink when necessary. When it’s hot outside, amphibians will burrow and become active only at night.

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    Amphibians are ectothermic or cold-blooded. This means that they do not maintain a constant body temperature like endotherms (like humans) do. The amphibian’s body temperature is controlled by the surrounding environment and nearly matches that temperature. Amphibians behaviorally will move or do activities to adjust their body temperature. For example, if they are too hot they will move to the shade and if they are too cold they will move to a sunny area. Some frogs secrete fluids to help maintain their moisture and temperature in extreme environments or conditions.

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