Figure 5: Frequency distributions of maximum petri dish temperatures during a prescribed sand pine scrub fire at Archbold Biological Station, Florida on May 25, 1993. Temperatures were quantified with temperature-sensitive paints on the petri dishes; temperature intervals for the frequency distributions represent melting points of the paints. Petri dishes were placed at the soil surface in vegetated (a) and open (b) microsites, and at 2 cm depth in vegetated (c) and open (d) microsites; each depth-microsite combination was replicated 12 times.