John Gumbs

John Gumbs

Shohola, PA

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Published on Apr 04, 2015

Project Update 3/2015

We continue to monitor and photograph hibernating bats under UV in New Jersey. Our overall numbers have declined and we suspect cold, wet springs. All the hibernating bats have Pd in varying amount...

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Published on May 07, 2014

UV Project - update

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Published on May 07, 2014

UV Project - update

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Published on Nov 09, 2013

Pre & post WNS pictures

First pix is of a pre-WNS MYLU. Second picture is of a post-WNS MYLU (wing has circled biopsy sites). Pre-WNS FL is a greenish grey and post-WNS is a teal blue that covers wing and tail. Post WNS

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Published on Nov 05, 2013

Project Details

IF anyone is interested in seeing the pictures that support the concept of UV identification of post-WNS bats, please email me directly and I will provide a pre and post WNS pix for your review.Whe...

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Published on Nov 04, 2013

UV Bat Project

Thanks to yoursupport and others like yourself, the project reached its funding goal whichwill benefit bats across the Country.The UV Project you supported is the secondphase (phase one is complete...

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Published on Nov 04, 2013

Bat project using UV

Thanks to your support and others like yourself, the project reached its funding goal which will benefit bats across the Country. The UV Project you supported is the second phase (phase one is com...

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Published on Sep 30, 2013

Pix of our bat colony 2 seasons ago

I've attached a few pix of Big Brown bats. We just had this colony form 2 seasons ago and it has held steady at about 50 bats. I have banded new bats each year (red 2 years ago and gold last year...

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No. UV only sees active Pd colonies. Unless subject bat has active Pd, you will only see normal fluorescence - which is usually blue. If subject bat had previous Pd and sustained wing damage, then you could possibly see scars from that. Differenting Pd scars from normal trauma scars can be tricky and can be done with practice but never will be 100% documentable.
Mar 25, 2019
Can we use ultraviolet light to identify bats that have survived white nose syndrome?
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