Powdered Flies

We annoyed some flies this week. The plan was to powder them and then track them via camera traps. Usually what happens is that flies groom all the powder off except for a bit at the top of their thorax, and then they are easily seen in a group. That did not happen with our newer evolved populations: these flies groomed everything off within 24 hours. So it is back to hand painted flies for us.

Animal Behavior Society Meeting 2016

We just got back from the Animal Behavior Society Meeting in Columbia, MO. The drive was short and the science was great. Michael, Hannah, and Lynnsey attended talks, and we had some great posters from Matt, Itachi, Christy, and Ben. Aimee gave a talk about Mellissa’s thesis work.