Lab Note #1
May 07, 2014
The summer research is back on. The insects are being reared now, thanks mostly to your help, and a bit from BioGrads at LSU ( http://biograds.lsu.edu/ ). Looks like my first experiment will take place in about two weeks from now. I am testing how predators affect the spread rate of a virus (still). This summer is a bit different from my last summer's try. I will be letting the predators feed on sick caterpillars, but not on the healthy ones. This way I can see if the predators change the rate of virus spread, without having to take into account caterpillars being eaten. Our lab will be extra busy this summer with several projects going on, but I will certainly keep everyone updated!