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

@inproceedings{Stabentheiner1987ThermographicDO,
  title={Thermographic Determination of Body Temperatures in Honey Bees and Hornets: Calibration and Applications},
  author={A. Stabentheiner and Sigurd Schmaranzer},
  year={1987}
}
!This study presents calibrations allowing absolute thermographic temperature measurements in honey bees and hornets. The band emissivity ( 3.5-5.6 µm) of a heated ~ honey bee thorax (mesosoma) is limited to a range of 0.955-0.990. The development of thoracic heat production was investigated in young honey bees (Apis mellifera carnica). Five-hour-old bees did not actively produce heat in their thoraces, whereas l- and 2-day-old bees did. We made continuous thermograpbic temperature recordings… Expand
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