The team reported 19.85 inches of rain in 6 days! This may cause challenges with satellite reception but it hasn’t stopped Project O from doing field recordings. They report: ‘Anurian audio data: 3 and counting’
Despite the natural conditions there, the bird team was able to catch eight migrants — tied the school record! The hummingbird operation is underway and there is a lot of data to analyze.
Testing on the strength of spider silk continue to awe students with the opportunities. Highest strength is 200g.
The spider team reported yesterday that they have already gathered a MILE of spider silk – the strongest natural fiber. The highest strength they have measured is 6.4 Newtowns.
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Other Bird Team Tweets:
– Tied record for catching 8 migrants
– Caught Philadelphia vireo
– Caught 4 migrants
– Spotted rare sungrebe & green ibis
– Caught a chestnut-sided warbler
– Spotted keel-billed toucan
Here is a snapshot of the tweets from the bird team in the last 24 hours. If you click on the ‘find me spot’ link below, you can see a satellite map of where they are working. So exciting!
The team tweeted that they found a colony of healthy poison dart frogs and collected nearly 50 individuals in a 10 minute speed collection. Noted that the final ratio was 2 males for every females, which is healthy.
They also found a 32 mm mole cricket and some species that they have not identified yet.
The Rainforest Team send off dinner was a big success. Great food — maybe the last before the all rice & beans diet. Watching the Twitter feed (@formanrainfrst) for updates on when the team lands.