Thermographic Determination of Body Temperatures in Honey Bees and Hornets : Calibration and Applications

@inproceedings{Stabentheiner2011ThermographicDO,
  title={Thermographic Determination of Body Temperatures in Honey Bees and Hornets : Calibration and Applications},
  author={Anton Stabentheiner and Sigurd Schmaranzer},
  year={2011}
}
The behavior and the physiologic functions of many insects are strongly related to ambient temperature. Some species are capable of endothermic heat production by activation of their thoracic flight muscles. Honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) and hornets (Vespa crabro L.), common social insects, have highly specific social and individual thermoregulatory capacities. In summer, honey bees maintain their brood nest temperature at 34-36C. In winter, they keep the temperature in the center of their… CONTINUE READING
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