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Progress on the aphid front

It’s been a busy week for everybody. Plants are blooming, pollen is shedding, and everyone is dashing about madly to catch the field season before it passes us by. I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to get ready for my aphid addition/exclusion experiment. Everyone has been a wonderful help setting up cages in this sweltering heat. My goal for this week is to finish my first round of experimental treatments: exclusion on Thursday and addition on Friday. Before then, I need to finish setting up nets and teach everyone how to wrangle aphids. Here is a protocol I wrote up to assist the teaching process and the data sheets I mention in the protocol. These are works in progress, so any feedback is appreciated.

AphidExclusionCollectionProtocol2011.doc

aphidexclusion.xls

aphidcollectionoutsideExpt.xls

aphidinfestation.xls
Happy wrangling,

Katherine

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1 comment to Progress on the aphid front

  • Katherine, This is looking good! Your protocol sounds fine. I saved a copy of your first datasheet on our shared drive with a few minor suggested format changes. E.g. when I am starting out a project I usually include an empty column or two on datasheets, in case something comes up. SW

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