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Frogs

Click on the thumbnails for larger views of the photographs. Please click here to learn more about our work on wood frog freezing survival and here for our work on urea.
Professor Rick Lee with an example of the freeze-tolerant wood frog from the Northwest Territories, Canada.
   
Graduate student Tim Muir prepares to measure the metabolic rate of a wood frog.

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Turtles

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Graduate student Patrick Baker induces oviposition in a diamondback terrapin.
   
Graduate student Tim Muir examines brain tissue of freeze-tolerant painted turtles for evidence of cellular damage incurred by freezing.
   
An eastern box turtle is instrumented with a miniaturized computer that will record its core body temperature once each hour for the duration of the winter.
   
Graduate student Patrick Baker uses an antioxidant assay to investigate oxidative stress in freeze-tolerant painted turtles.
   
Graduate student Patrick Baker uses a sonicator to prepare red blood cells of the freeze-tolerant painted turtle for protein analysis.

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Insects

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Undergraduate researcher Scott Shreve makes a new scrubber for the respirometry system.
   
Graduate student Mike Elnitsky prepares to cold-harden adults of the freeze-intolerant flesh fly in a circulating ethanol coldbath.
   
Graduate student Jake Williams loads hemolymph of goldenrod gall flies into an osmometer (note his amazing pipetting technique!).

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Worms

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Professor David Wharton, on sabbatical from University of Otago, demonstrates use of the cryostage microscope.
   
Researcher Martin Holmstrup measures water potential in samples of soil in which earthworms overwinter.

 

 

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