Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bison calf weights

A few videos of bison calves walking over the scales and weighing themselves.

Once we get EID's on all the mothers, we should be able to ID the calves, since they stay together. 

The top one weighed in at 50 kg and the bottom at 59 kg. 

With weights about 50-60 kg right now, the animals are gaining about 1 kg a day (give or take)...

By fall, they'll weigh in at about 130 kg, which is a bit less than 1 kg a day every day until late October...

Monday, June 23, 2014

New videos for pressure bomb

Uploaded 2 new videos of us measuring water potentials of grasses with a pressure bomb and microscope camera. Higher resolution videos than the previous one...