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1125RE: [beemonitoring] Measuring bee body size

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  • Cane, Jim
    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.

       

      Yours,

       

      jim

       

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      USDA-ARS Bee Biology and Systematics Lab

      Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322 USA

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      Gardening for Native Bees: http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/factsheet/plants-pollinators09.pdf

       

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