Jul
30

Never A Dull Moment

Just as I finished my final experiments for the summer and began to plan the continuation of this research for the coming semester, I found something else to worry over and occupy my remaining time. Both times we have brought new batches of fish into the lab, we have preemptively treated them with a copper…
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Jul
23

“Hey, that’s research.”

“Hey, that’s research.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this phrase from professors this summer and it normally means something is going wrong. I think it’s a way of being optimistic while also acknowledging our limitations as scientists. We can only expect so much from the equipment and techniques we’re using so…
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Jul
13

The Trouble with Goldfish

There are few things I love more than working with animals of any sort, especially fish. There are also, however, certain complications that arise when you try to plan an animal’s life, mostly arising from the sorry fact that the animal in question has no idea that there is a plan. I thought I would…
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Jun
15

Feeding Time!

Finally, after almost 6 months of caring for and training these fish, we are beginning feeding experiments! This involves moving a fish from the larger 75 gallon tank into a smaller feeding tank and allowing them to adjust to their environment over a few days. This can be a little stressful on the fish, being…
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Jun
01

Summer Research Has Begun

It’s great to be back on campus and back taking care of the fish in the lab! We have a lot of exciting steps to take in the next few days as we get closer and closer to data collection. I am coordinating currently with Dr. Rice,  a chemistry professor, who is helping Dr. Sanderson…
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