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aestivate

(ĕs′tə-vāt′)
v.
Variant of estivate.
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These observations compared favourably with those reported by Omoyakhi and Osinowo [43] on Archachatina marginata and Achatina achatina snails aestivated for divergent periods.
For snails that aestivated for only one month, potential cause of the stability in weight may be the non exhaustion of the stored reserves, due to a short aestivation period in part; and the mediocre reproduction in another part.
These observations compared favourably with those reported by Omoyakhi and Osinowo [1] on Archachatina marginata and Achatina achatina snails aestivated for divergent periods.