Thermoregulation and tropical lizards
Note: This experiment involves causing the body temperature of the anoles to change. As reptiles require the proper temperature to digest their food, do not conduct this experiment after the anole has eaten. Conduct the experiment either before the anole has eaten or two hours after its meal.
The ideal temperature for anoles is between 75 and 90 degrees fahrenheit. Observe the color of the anole?s skin when the temperature is in this range. Record your observation. You may wish to take a photo of the anole under these temperature conditions.
Lower the temperature to 70 degrees by turning off the table lamp or reducing the wattage of the light bulb. Wait for 30 minutes, what color is the anole?s skin now? Record your observations and take photos if necessary.