Subject: [SEABIRD] Request for lice from seabirds (fwd) Date: Jan 23 14:23:24 2000 From: Jon. Anderson and Marty Chaney - festuca at olywa.net
Thought that anyone who's dealing with sea bird research or in beached bird surveys on the coast might be able to help Dr. Kennedy with this request. Please respond to Drs. Page or Kennedy, not to me.
Jon. Anderson Olympia, Washington festuca at olywa.net
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 18:26:39 +0000 From: Martyn Kennedy <Martyn.Kennedy at bio.gla.ac.uk> To: seabird at uct.ac.za Subject: [SEABIRD] Request for lice from seabirds
On the off chance that anyone is in the position to collect bird lice in the future, I have reposting a message Rod Page sent out about a year ago (see below, between the ~~~~~~~'s). He is still (and will probably always be) interested in obtaining any bird lice that are collected, and particularly those from seabirds (see below).
I am interested in any lice that people collect from the pelecaniforms (especially pelicans, frigate birds, and darters/Anhingas, but essentially everything!). Any pelecaniform lice at all would be greatly appreciated.
I also want to increase my sampling of the pelecaniforms. I am especially interested in obtaining more microcormorant samples and additional pelican samples. If anyone has any pelecaniform samples (anything that could be used for DNA extraction) or is able to collect some I would appreciate hearing from you.
Thanks, Martyn Kennedy ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My colleagues and I are studying the coevolution of seabirds and their lice, and I'm keen to obtain lice from as many seabird species as possible. If anyone is in a position to collect lice from seabirds (e.g., as part of another study, from washed-up birds, post-mortems, etc.) we'd be extremely grateful. Ideally the lice would be freshly collected (or taken from frozen specimens), stored in 70-90% ethanol alcohol, and posted to:
Dr Roderic D. M. Page DEEB, IBLS Graham Kerr Building University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ, U.K.
More details on collecting and storing lice can be obtained from http://taxonomy.zoology.gla.ac.uk/~vsmith/collection.html. For details of our project see http://taxonomy.zoology.gla.ac.uk/Jobs/NERC/seabird.html.
-------------------------------------------------------- Dr Roderic D. M. Page Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, IBLS Graham Kerr Building University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, U.K.