claudiusx":1x8m08e5 said:But their body surface temp was 41.kingofnobbys":1x8m08e5 said:Note 38 degC and the dragons are seeking shady spots.
And of course we dont know if they were seeking the shade for the uv protection or the cooler temps. Or both.
Anyways, body temp of 41c agrees with the study I posted awhile back too.
Another interesting thing to point out about the video - and everyone who has a 6.5 knows, small differences in placement can have a huge effect on UV exposure. You saw at first that in the sparse shade of the bush, the uvi was around 5. But him simply getting it a few inches closer into the shade quickly dropped it into the 2 range. It's too bad they didnt start the recording sooner to show exactly where the dragon was hanging out before they spooked him.
However I agree, would be cool for him to show more videos and data like this
Which showed a much higher heart rates (at 41 degC body temperature , which btw is somewhat higher then the POBT for bearded dragons ) , an indicator of thermal stress which is a point I made in the posts that "someone" deleted.