Tag Archives: rodents

Saturday Sciuridae – Jan 29, 2011

Yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris), mother and juveniles. Source.  On a personal note, today happens to be my and Hannah‘s half-birthday. I didn’t know we had the same birthday until today. I also want to add, on the heels of my … Continue reading

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Saturday Sciuridae – Jan 15, 2011

  Sciurus carolinensis (eastern gray squirrel), taken in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Source.  I did a class research project on S. carolinensis in my mammalogy class during undergrad. It had something to do with the giving up density of … Continue reading

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Saturday Sciuridae – Jan 8, 2011

Least Chipmunk, photographed in 2006 at Deschutes National Forest in Oregon. Source.

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No news is good news?

I’ve been pretty quiet this week, mostly because I took your advice and started reading. Stephen King (yes, now you know I’m a fan of High Literature) has written about four novels since I stopped having time to read regularly … Continue reading

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On detecting stress endocrines in hamster poop

I realize I am cutting in just under the wire, but for today’s rodent blogging, I’d like to discuss three things that are very near and dear to my heart: hamsters, stress endocrines, and poop. This wonderful little specimen is … Continue reading

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Saturday Sciuridae

I realize I’ve been quiet lately, but that’s just because there are big things going on off-screen right now. I hope to be back to my usual posting volume (and get back to talking about science as opposed to blathering … Continue reading

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Photo: giant rats!

ScienceDaily reports on an archeological excavation of ¬†eight rat species weighing over a kilogram. One of the rat species weighed over SIX kilograms. Above is one partially intact skull compared to the skull of a normal black rat. This isn’t … Continue reading

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