Talk:Dolbear's law

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Oecanthus fultoni or O. niveusEdit

I'm not finding a lot of information on Amos Dolbear's residence in 1897, or the ranges of O. fultoni and O. niveus, but from what I'm seeing, O. fultoni may be restricted to AZ/NM/TX, while O. niveus is more widespread. Dolbear lived mostly in OH/WV? The Kaufman field guide, which I don't have in front of me, is being cited for Dolbear's species as O. fultoni. Did Kaufman confuse the narrow-winged tree cricket (O. niveus) with the snowy tree cricket (O. fultoni)? "niveus" readily translates as "snowy".Plantdrew (talk) 05:58, 28 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Formula visibilityEdit


This formula is not visible in the article ינון גלעדי (talk) 21:15, 5 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

T_F = 50 + \left ( \frac{N-40}{4} \right ). — Preceding unsigned comment added by ינון גלעדי (talkcontribs) 21:17, 5 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Where did Brooks publish?Edit

We read:

Dolbear's observations on the relation between chirp rate and temperature were preceded by an 1881 report by Margarette W. Brooks, although this paper went unnoticed until after Dolbear's publication.
According to Frings and Frings, this is: Margarette W. Brooks, "Influence of temperature on the chirp of the cricket", Popular Science Monthly 20 (1881), p. 268; citing "W.G.B.", a writer whom Brooks does not further identify.

However, this report does not seem to appear anywhere within vol 20 of this magazine; see here within Wikisource. -- Hoary (talk) 03:55, 5 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Look again - Brooks' study is included under 'Correspondence' in the December issue of the magazine. (talk) 00:37, 21 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Why write   when this is just  ? Auximines (talk) 17:38, 18 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]