Michelle Rhoades tags sedated mink K2 with a subdermal microchip
Off you go, little fella!
Kelsey MacKellar releases a chipmunk after testing it in a captive behavior assay.
Muskrat? What muskrat?
Christina Konnaris measures the hind foot of a muskrat. (We keep the animal covered as much as possible to keep it calm.)
Anthony Veroline just chillin' with mink K7.
Now where did I put the camera?
Anna Novine is caught on her own field camera used to monitor wildlife at the wetlands.
Esko goes home
Leann releases Esko the muskrat.
Crack of dawn
A beautiful summer dawn greets the summer '10 team as we go to check small mammal traps at the wetlands.
From left to right: Laura Easton, Anna Novine, Jeff Hatzel, Anthony Veroline
A rare beastie
Kate Noonan finds our first Jefferson's salamander. Jefferson's are listed in NY as a species of concern. We helped this one, along with many other salamanders and frogs, across the road during the annual spring migration.
Elise Edwards practices injecting fluorescent marker on the obvious salamander stand-in: jello dinosaur cutouts!
Tagging salamanders for mark-recapture
With help from Naomi Kessler, Elise gives a spotted salamander a subdermal fluorescent mark.
Laura's captive assays on chipmunks
Laura Louon waits quietly while a chipmunk moves through the captive behavior tests.
But who watches the watcher?
Kelsey MacKellar catching Peromyscus
This is not the small mammal we were looking for.
Dylan tests a chipmunk
A soaked-through Dylan O'Leary handles a chipmunk in an unexpected rain. Here he's testing the animal's reaction to the handling bag.
The wild Elise captured in her native habitat
Remote wildlife cameras catch the elusive Elise Edwards on the way to do vegetation quadrats at the wetlands.
Too small to get a radio-collar, this juvenile chipmunk is going home with just an eartag.
Amir Abdulhay demonstrates scoring for the test he designed to evaluate hamster anti-predator boldness.
Whitenose & Siblings
A litter of dwarf hamsters, just a few days from weaning.
We love our Macs
Laura Louon stackin' up the computers to score a video test.
Kit Straley presenting a poster
Kit Straley discusses her work at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research.
Hello, in there!
Laura Easton and a dwarf hamster face off.
Dem Bones, dem bones
A bobcat skeleton being rearticulated by Evan Shelley.
The foundational crew for the hamster lab. From left to right: Leann Kanda, Kit Straley, Laura Louon, Allison Skeen-Hector, Laura Easton, Alex Wallitsch
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