MSU mink update

11 04 2015

The more fun (and warm and dry!) aspect of my Michigan trip was visiting the MSU mink farm to check in on Maria and Andrea‘s projects.

All seemed to be going well. Pictured: results of a cafe brainstorming session on the logistics of Maria’s next cage size experiment; carefully labelled bags of chewed rope from the current cage size experiment (proxy measures of enrichment use, to help reveal whether ceiling heights affect how mink utilize an enriched cage); and a stack of newly-bought Home Depot mirrors, so that Andrea can get perfect under-cage views for videoing stereotypic behaviour.