I received results from the first batch of samples I sent to the laboratory. So far the numbers are looking good! Science works and I finally have data to work with!
More samples have recently arrived from New Zealand and I will be processing them at the end of this month so that I can send a second batch off to the lab as soon as possible.
Also, because of all the money you guys helped me raise, I was able to purchase assay kits to look at stress hormones in the birds and just finished running the assays on Monday.
I’m pretty excited to find out what story all these numbers will tell and I’ll keep you all posted as things progress!
I can’t thank you enough for all your generosity and support. None of this could have happened with you!
p.s. I quickly snapped this picture below before cleaning up on Monday, but thought some of you might be curious what a small part of working in the lab looks like!