Text of the week (don’t look at if eating)

3 08 2019

This was quite the text to wake up to, from potential new PhD student Prathipa:


Prathipa’s trying to assay corticosteroid metabolites in the faeces of group-housed monkeys at her local zoo. But how to tell one turd from the other? That is the question.

Answer: Feed individual monkeys treats dosed with colour-coded glitter (a clever trick taught me by past student Jessica)!