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Postby MrMistery » Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:33 am

Hi all,

As some of you may have noticed, I haven't been around visibly lately, and we can thank my pompous ass college for that. When I came by, I didn't have a lot of time, so I just answered a few questions and did mod work and then was gone. So i wanna ask, what has everyone been up to? Any recent important events? Share anything you want, no matter how random.
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Postby alextemplet » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:45 am

I went on a field trip with my biology class this weekend. It was beyond a doubt the most fun I've ever had on any school-related event. We waded and swam through creeks and rivers collecting fish. In one river, we collected fifteen different species in only half an hour! Definitely got to love hands-on scientific research. I'm currently red as a tomato from sunburn, but it was worth it. The trip confirmed to me that I've chosen the right career path.
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Postby cracked_doc » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:52 am

heyyyyyyyyyyyyy !! :lol:
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Postby mcar » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:26 am

alextemplet: I went on a field trip with my biology class this weekend. It was beyond a doubt the most fun I've ever had on any school-related event. We waded and swam through creeks and rivers collecting fish. In one river, we collected fifteen different species in only half an hour! Definitely got to love hands-on scientific research. I'm currently red as a tomato from sunburn, but it was worth it. The trip confirmed to me that I've chosen the right career path.

We've been in a field trip too last week. What fishes did you catch by the way? hope they were not arapaimas! :) I have seen some of them during our visit in a zoological park. Nice that you already confirmed your prospect. Good luck to that one.

Well, I am completing and updating some of my requirements that I have to submit for employment purposes lately. Quite exhausting specially that I am also part of the working committees for our incoming national biology convention on April; our university will host the said event.
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Postby Sepals » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:21 pm

I've been working. Not that anyone would be interested but I test immunoassays, at the moment I have an Chlamydia ELISA incubating. It’s very exicting…
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Postby MrMistery » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:50 pm

@alex
I'm jealous a little. My research involves growing yeast and running gels. Still awesome though, and I don't get sunburns.

@sepals
That does sound exciting, but only to fellow nerds like me :lol:
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Postby mith » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:14 pm

quakelive.com lol
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Postby alextemplet » Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:11 am

mcar wrote:What fishes did you catch by the way?


Mostly small fish, topminnows, chubs, and shiners, along with a few sunfish and bass. Here's a species list:

Family Cyprinidae:
Macrhybopsis aestivalis
Notropis longirostris
Notropis texanus


Family Catostomidae:
Hypentelium nigricans

Family Ictaluridae:
Noturus miurus

Family Fundulidae:
Fundulus olivaceous
Fundulus notti


Family Poeciliidae:
Poecilia latipinna

Family Atherinidae:
Labidesthes sicculus

Family Centrachidae:
Ambloplites ariommus
Lepomis macrochirus
Lepomis megalotis
Micropterus punctulatus


Family Percidae:
Ammocrypta beani
Percina nigrofasciata
Percina sciera
Etheostoma chlorosomum
Etheostoma swaini
Ehteostoma lynceum
Etheostoma stigmaeum


The two most common species were Fundulus olivaceous (blackspotted topminnow) and Notropis longirostrus (longnose shiner). We must've caught hundreds of those two!
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Postby mcar » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:58 pm

Hope to see some image of the fishes just to give me some idea how they looked like.
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Postby alextemplet » Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:57 pm

Nobody took pictures. :(
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Postby mcar » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:06 pm

Ever mind to grill some? ;)
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Postby alextemplet » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:16 pm

But of course! :D
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