2 articles published in JoVE
Using Enclosed Y-Mazes to Assess Chemosensory Behavior in Reptiles M. Rockwell Parker*1, Andrea F. Currylow*2, Eric A. Tillman3, Charlotte J. Robinson2, Jillian M. Josimovich2, Isabella M. G. Bukovich1, Lauren A. Nazarian1, Melia G. Nafus4, Bryan M. Kluever3, Amy Y. Yackel Adams4 1Department of Biology, James Madison University, 2U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center, 3U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Wildlife Research Center, 4U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center Y-mazes enable researchers to determine the relevance of specific stimuli that drive animal behavior, especially isolated chemical cues from a variety of sources. Careful design and planning can yield robust data (e.g., discrimination, degree of exploration, numerous behaviors). This experimental apparatus can provide powerful insight into behavioral and ecological questions.
Analysis of Iophenoxic Acid Analogues in Small Indian Mongoose (Herpestes Auropunctatus) Sera for Use as an Oral Rabies Vaccination Biological Marker Are R. Berentsen1, Robert T. Sugihara1, Cynthia G. Payne1, Israel Leinbach1, Steven F. Volker1, Ad Vos2, Steffen Ortmann2, Amy T. Gilbert1 1US Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, 2IDT Biologika GmbH, Am Pharmapark We offered captive mongooses placebo oral rabies vaccine baits with ethyl or methyl iophenoxic acid as a biomarker and verified bait uptake using a novel liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method.