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What do we call the summer sleep of desert snails and other creatures in excessively warm or dry climates?

Answer :

Aestivation or Estivation


The winter sleep of bears and other animals in cold climates is known as hibernation.

Summer sleep of desert snails and other creatures in excessively warm or dry climates is called Aestivation or Estivation.

Aestivation is usually defined as prolonged torpor or dormancy of an insect, fish, or amphibian during a hot or dry period.

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