Pennsylvania Game News - September 2016 - 6

Jacob Dingel

Once again, I put out a plea for assistance, and once again folks rushed to help.
Debbie and Tim Flanigan, of Nature
Exposure wildlife photography, donated
their time to drive the eggs west, and the
Ruffed Grouse Society offered to reimburse their gas expenses.
The Flanigans' cross-country drive is
a story in itself. If you ever want to know
the condition of our nation's highways,
drive cross-country with a batch of fragile,
irreplaceable grouse eggs.
Snyder met them in Missouri and
completed the transport to Grouse Park.
Getting the hatched chicks to the
laboratory six weeks later presented more
hurdles. High temperatures during transport week made it unlikely chicks would
survive the trip.
We had only a three-day window for
the lab to receive the birds. We could not
wait for temperatures to drop.
to help search. My goal was to have 20
In the 11th hour, Snyder began the
live chicks for the study.
12-hour drive. He had put so much effort
To achieve that, I wanted to collect at into raising those chicks that he was not
least twice that many eggs since cross- about to leave their fate to an overheated
country shipping was bound to kill some cargo hold. Personnel from the lab drove
embryos.
north and met him in Laramie, Wyo., to
Two nests - one in Erie County, and retrieve the chicks. It was just one more
the other in Cambria County - were found example of the passion of everyone
before hens began incubating. These eggs involved in this study.
were shipped UPS, with careful attention
Upon the chicks' safe arrival, our
to padding!
lab partners sprang into action. Nicole
An additional four nests - one each in Nemeth, a respected WNV researcher,
Potter, Lycoming, Centre and Somerset flew to Colorado from her Guelph Unicounties - were located after hens began versity office in Ontario to oversee the
incubating.
study. Nicole donated all of her time on
the project, and Woodcock Limited covered her travel costs.
Eggs collected after incubation had to
In all, 18 chicks were involved in
be kept warm from the moment they were the WNV-challenge study: 10 were
collected until they hatched in Idaho.
inoculated with WNV; five were given a
The only way to do this was to drive WNV vaccine and then inoculated with
warm eggs cross-country with an incuba- WNV to see if the vaccine worked; three
tor onboard.
were housed with the others as a contact-

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