learn science

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.