The Sunday night poster session at JMIH 2011 had a few more anole offerings. Melissa Moody from Iowa State reported on a laboratory experiment on the developmental and fitness consequences of varying Anolis sagrei egg incubation temperature and humidity. Anolis sagrei eggs seem relatively robust to the variation experienced during this experiment. Paul Cupp of Eastern Kentucky University asked whether ground skinks (Scincella lateralis) and green anoles (Anolis carolinensis) could detect chemical deposits from the Eastern Milk Snakes (Lampropeltis triangulum); he found evidence that the skinks could detect these deposits while the anoles could not. Finally, Mingna Zhuang discussed comparative gliding performance of Anolis carolinensis and Anolis sagrei. She found that A. carolinensis is a considerably better glider, perhaps due to the fact that it has a flatter gliding posture than A. sagrei.
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