A climate room is described for precise regulation of temperature and humidity. Humidity is regulated by regulation of the dew-point temperature of the air. The ranges for both dew-point and air temperature are from 2°C to 45°C. The precision of regulation for the temperature is ±0.05°C, for the dew-point temperature ±0.1°C. In the climate room very homogeneous temperatures can be obtained (±0.1°C). The relative humidity is homogeneous within ±1%.
It is also possible to make air temperature different from floor temperature. The dimensions of the experimental room are 200×50×17 cm.
A temperature-regulated nest site for Red Wood Ants is also described.
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Bruin, M.K., Brandt, D.C. & Körner, F.J.S.W. A climate room for precise regulation of temperature and humidity in connection with a temperature-regulated nest site for wood ants. Oecologia 24, 335–341 (1976). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00381139
- Relative Humidity
- Nest Site
- Homogeneous Temperature
- Experimental Room
- Precise Regulation