There was no statistical difference in plasma glucose concentrations from bats collected at PUC-MG (6.68 [+ or -] 1.14 mmol.[L.sup.-1]) and PERD (5.65 [+ or -] 0.76 mmol.[L.sup.-1]) (Figure 2).
Total protein concentrations also showed no statistical variation between animals from both groups, except for forelimb muscles, increased PUC-MG animals (Table 1).
Similarly, protein reserves of the analysed tissues showed no significant differences between the two areas, except for protein concentration in the forelimbs, which was significantly higher in animals collected at PUC-MG. One possible explanation for this topic result is the possibility of a supplementary insect feeding in this group, induced possibly by the reduced availability of fruit items at PUC-MG compared to the preserved area of the park.