Estivation, much like the hybernation, but for hot times and areas


Estivation is a process in which animals retain water and slow down metabolism in order to survive a hot dry season. Most of the animals that undergo estivation will cover themselves with a mucus that will keep them protected from warmth like a cocoon.

Estivation can last from weeks, months to sometimes years in Australia where some frogs retain water for up to two years and bury themselves 1 meter int he sand.

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