Group 6 Copy 399
2
Please wait...

About This Project

Wild Scarlet Macaw populations are declining due to the illegal trade and habitat loss. Although Scarlet Macaws lay 2-4 eggs, macaw parents will only feed the 1st and 2nd chick, while the others starve to death. We will develop techniques to increase survival of these chicks by moving them into new nests with no chicks, or only 1 chick. Our research suggests that the new parents will adopt and care for their new chicks, allowing them to reach maturity and fledge from the nest.

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

Synthesis of a Kidney Cancer Drug

We need to prepare a 75 mg sample of our anti-kidney cancer drug for testing. The sample was requested by...

Creating a Genetic Circuit Control Toolbox

Synthetic biology studies the design of genetic circuits to program cells to solve problems in areas like...

Improving Collaborations for Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) infect over a billion of the poorest people in the world, yet only a...

Backer Badge Funded