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Posted by mrcanada21 on April 07, 2003 at 20:55:52:
In Reply to: SDSU student in need of sidewinders posted by cercobombus on April 07, 2003 at 17:11:10:
You must have geat trust in people Andy. I have to see the snake in the location with my own eyes before I draw blood or collect a tissue sample. I doubt everyone will be honest, jst a thought.
:I posted on this same topic last season, and want to thank everybody again for their help.
:If you missed it last year, I am a student at San Diego State University doing a study on genetic geographic variation within sidewinders. So, if anybody out there happens to come across any dead sidewinders on the road, I would be greatly appreciative if you could put it in a platic bag, note the locality, freeze it, and contact me (email@example.com).
:I will be happy to send stamped return envelopes, vials, ethanol or whatever you may need to get the sample back to me. All I need is some scales or a small peice of tissue such as the liver and the location you found the specimen. I have received shed skins in the past and this has worked great (although I only use a few of the scales from the shed).
:Thanks for listening,