I am a student at the Open University doing a degree in Environmental Science. I am about to undertake a project/investigation into pollinating insects. As part of the investigation I will be recording the weights of Bumblebees which (as far as I can gather) range between 0.05g and 0.90g.
Does anyone have experience of recording the weights of insects and if so can anyone recommend a budget set of scales that give sufficient precision/accuracy for this purpose?
Given the nature of the project I would not need the highest levels of accuracy but accurate enough to provide usable data. Obviously laboratory quality scales are too expensive for a short project like this. Jewellers scales are available at 0.001g increments but I have been unable to find anyone that has used them for entomology research that could give me some feedback.
Any suggestions would be gratefully received.