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.

So adorbs!

 

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 not ready yet.

Snack time.

om nom nom.

Update on my writing: I've been writing the results of this experiment up. In fact I'm revising the draft of this manuscript now, per my PI (boss') input. I'm getting more and more excited about the narrative of this test. Fingers crossed that we'll be able to send this paper out by spring break.