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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesdays: Research Snapshots 9

DNLee with Gambian Pouched Rat, Cricetomys gambianus

Confession: I kind of miss my pouched rats

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: Sleeping Beauty

See those stuffed cheeks

Still bringing you Pouched Rat adorableness. Video recorded by M Sellers.

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: Pouched Rat Tasty Treats

African Giant Pouched Rat Research #DNLeeLab Cricetomys ansorgei African Pouched Rat eating an alfalfa cube

I’m sure this translates to Om Nom Nom!

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: Pouched Rat having a treat

African Giant Pouched rat Gambian Pouched rat Cricetomys ansorgei in a cage

This is a video recording of me introducing a new snack to the African Giant Pouched Rats (Cricetomys ansorgei) – fresh pumpkin seeds. This fellow really seems to like it. I’m super impressed by this species dexterity. His handling of this seeds shows that. This is just a snap shot of an experiment I am [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: Research Snapshots 6

DNLee Gambian Pouched Rats Cricetomys

I was trying very hard to share some new photos from but I can’t seen to upload any pictures today. I’m missing my rats, actually, so revisiting the photographs of them makes me recall all of their shenanigans. #OiTNBrats. My equipment isn’t fully set up so I’m not scoring videos yet and I’m still awaiting [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: Pouched Rat Research Gif

Barnes Maze for Pouched Rat

This is a series of shots of me cleaning this Barnes Maze between behavioral observations of my research subjects, the African Giant Pouched Rat, Cricetomys ansorgei.  The diameter of the table or Barnes Maze is 6 feet across, and is nearly feet off of the ground. Which is why I use an extended squeegee and [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: Research Snapshots 4

Snack time.

Because I know you all have missed seeing the rats. Here are some photos of the most adorable research subjects, EVER!! These photos are from novel food introduction tests.   He has a treat (the green alfalfa cube in the lower right part of the frame) but he is getting into pre-nap posture. Hey, I’m [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: Research Snapshots 3

The Urban Scientist

Waking up from a bad dream – Fear of academic writing

DNLee headshot 12

I declared the 2014 as the year to tie up all of my loose ends. I have so many things I need to finish. I mean desperately finish. Thanks to a kick in the butt pep talk from Dr. Isis, my first priority is my research writing. All other writing tasks are secondary – that [...]

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The Urban Scientist

FAQ about #DNLeeLab research and African Giant Pouched Rats

African Giant Pouched Rat

I like sharing science with people; and that includes demystifying research by lifting the curtain and showing people the day-by-day stuff that my research project involves. Since I take to Twitter to give updates, quips, and yes wise-cracks, I tend to get a lot of questions – very good and interesting questions about what I [...]

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