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Re: How do you measure the temperature of a butterfly?

Date: Thu Dec 18 21:28:12 2003
Posted By: Marcus Knight, Staff, Planetcare Science, Private Conservation Permaculture Consulting
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 1066852605.Zo

Measuring the temperature of butterfly wings is done much the same way as 
the satellites take temperatures of hot and cold spots on the Planet. The 
Scientist uses time lapse infared photography; by examination of the 
different color variations of the Photographs against a scale they can 
determine the temperatures.

Encyclopedia of Science 2nd edition
Shaw and Morisson

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