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PostPosted: 29-04-2014 22:53    Post subject: Using leeches to track Tasmanian wolves Reply with quote

http://www.tasmaniangeographic.com/applied-cryptozoology-using-leeches-to-locate-the-thylacine/

Intresting new DNA collection method. Used sucessfuly in Vietnam.
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PostPosted: 30-04-2014 14:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

Child's essay masquerading as an article. Read his background on the contributor's list.

I did call it really weak but I've changed that, it wasn't fair the kid is obviously just enthusiastic. Shame though that his enthusiasm doesn't extent to researching his subjects. The text contains some glaring errors and I'm really not sure why it was published.
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PostPosted: 30-04-2014 23:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has actualy been done in Vietnam by Copenhagen University. They found DNA from rare animals like the Annimite rabbit.
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PostPosted: 30-04-2014 23:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://news.ku.dk/all_news/2012/2012.4/leeches_bloodhounds_bio/
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PostPosted: 01-05-2014 10:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair enough it's a very valid point to raise, my objection is purely to the Tasmanian Geographic link.

Have you read it?
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PostPosted: 03-05-2014 23:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, i thought it was ok.
Tom Gilbert does are DNA stuff for free at Copenhagen and Lars Thomas is the hair expert.
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PostPosted: 04-05-2014 10:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

No sorry, I didn't mean your second link there, somehow I managed to miss that one. I was on about the first one written by the kid.

The second one is very good, and the idea itself is excellent.
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PostPosted: 05-05-2014 16:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

However we saw no leeches in Tasmania. I think it was unseasonably cold when we were there.
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