From: LLmen at wi.rr.com (Don Martinson) on 2008.05.25 at 18:45:23(17615)|
It's hard to believe that there aren't some camera buffs out there willing
to experiment with some IR film. I realize that in this digital age, film
photography may seem passe and that IR film may not be the easiest to find.
However, there are (or at least were), several brands available brands
Kodak High Speed Infra-Red
Ilford SFX 200
Konica 750nm 120 Infra-red Film
My problem is a lack of potentially IR emitting inflorescences here in the
far north, but places like FL should be literally swarming with them.
A great potential Aroidiana article.
Mailto:llmen at wi.rr.com
On 5/24/08 12:03 PM, "Chris" wrote:
> Absolutely agree!
> The spathe and spadix on my philo so resemble a parabolic dish which is
> why I would dearly love to get my hands on a thermal imaging camera
> and produce a time lapse of the spadix heating. I suspect the spathe may
> be infra red reflective?
> Thread here: http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/forums/showthread.php?t8988
> See my post #13 about half way down the page.
> Peter Matthews wrote:
>> If infra-red radiation from the aroid spadix serves as an insect
>> attractant, it might be interesting (for researchers) to look at the
>> plant from different angles - from the side, from 45 degrees below and
>> above, and from directly overhead.
>> In the vertical direction, the radiation effect might be more
>> concentrated, and therefore visible to insects from a greater distance.
>> Perhaps even the angels are looking down.
>> Cheers, P.
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