(Originally posted on our 2011 Field Blog — by Nicole Freidenfelds)
It’s taken about about a week, 24 rolls of aluminum flashing, 80 rods of electrical conduit, and about a million zip-ties, but we are almost done building the outdoor enclosures that Chris will be using to conduct experiments on the effects of fire ants on lizard survival this summer and next. I wouldn’t say it was fun, but I suppose it could have been worse. And fortunately, we didn’t have any major accidents involving heavy machinery, etc.
I’ve assembled a short compilation video showing our progress (below). What you can’t see in the video is that it was close to 100 degrees outside and we were all pretty miserable. Or maybe it was just me.
(Thanks to Tracy for recording all the videos!)