1125RE: [beemonitoring] Measuring bee body size
- Jul 11, 2010
Ariela- the ocular micrometer of a dissecting microscope is perfect for measuring intertegular span of a bee. You will first need to calibrate it with a stage micrometer slide, but once done, it is good forever.
James H. Cane
USDA-ARS Bee Biology and Systematics Lab
Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322 USA
tel: 435-797-3879 FAX: 435-797-0461
Gardening for Native Bees: http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/factsheet/plants-pollinators09.pdf
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but the obvious takes longer"
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