Soil temperatures in western Madagascar

Alexl

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Hello everyone,

together with my husband and a good friend I just published an article about soil temperatures in the Chamäleo (magazine of the working group chameleons in Germany). It deals with ~ 1400 measurements of soil temperatures in Ankarafantsika national park in the west of Madagascar over a whole year. The mentioned national park is home to Furcifer rhinoceratus, Furcifer angeli and Furcifer oustaleti (and Brookesia decaryi, but they don't dig so deep). For these species, these soil temperatures could be interesting concerning egg incubation. Especially exciting are the differences in the night drop between the rainy season and the dry season.

Since the original article was published only in German, but I think it could be useful for chameleon keepers and breeders in other languages, too, I have translated the article into English and put it online:
https://www.madcham.de/wp-content/u...na_negro_soil_temperatures_ankarafantsika.pdf

Enjoy reading!
 

Action Jackson

Chameleon Enthusiast
Hello everyone,

together with my husband and a good friend I just published an article about soil temperatures in the Chamäleo (magazine of the working group chameleons in Germany). It deals with ~ 1400 measurements of soil temperatures in Ankarafantsika national park in the west of Madagascar over a whole year. The mentioned national park is home to Furcifer rhinoceratus, Furcifer angeli and Furcifer oustaleti (and Brookesia decaryi, but they don't dig so deep). For these species, these soil temperatures could be interesting concerning egg incubation. Especially exciting are the differences in the night drop between the rainy season and the dry season.

Since the original article was published only in German, but I think it could be useful for chameleon keepers and breeders in other languages, too, I have translated the article into English and put it online:
https://www.madcham.de/wp-content/u...na_negro_soil_temperatures_ankarafantsika.pdf

Enjoy reading!
Great information! Thank you for sharing!
 
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