aestivate


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sleep during summer

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can aestivate in dried mud for years, as a way to find out how the kidney works under such extreme conditions.
Among these are sundry artworks, such as those that grace the grounds between the Australian National University's Humanities Research Centre and Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on the Acton peninsula (formerly an important gathering place on the banks of the Molonglo), dedicated to the tawny Bogong moth--the annual appearance of which to aestivate in rock crevices in the Brindabellas helped to render this area a lusciously nourishing terrain and an important locus of inter-tribal gatherings: indeed, it was perhaps from these festive gatherings that it takes its name, Ngambra, 'meeting place'.
Prenolepis species differ from most ant species because they forage during cool weather and aestivate during the hottest months.