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  1. I have worked with feces (and urine and anogenital seceretions).
    My masters was examinining the scent marking behavior and response to scents marks in meadow voles (microtus ochrogaster). Poop pellets were my main currency. I delicately counted each scent mark, traced around each with a pencil (without disturbing the rolling pellets and then let loose another subject and counted traced their scent marks in relation to the previous vole’s marks.

    Fun times!!

  2. Most of my career thus far has involved feces. It all started in grad school when I had to gasify poultry litter. After school I moved on to build wastewater treatment facilites. Now I work in renewable energy and my main area is anaerobic digestion. Same sh*t, different day.

  3. I weight, dry and measure electrolytes from mice feces as part of my reserach… I guess I deserve this badge.

  4. Nature center. Scat samples to show the children. Butterfly house full of frass. Various mouse poopies in the storage shed.

  5. Yes indeedy! As an intestinal microbiologist, this is the simplest source for investigative material. We even have great bubbling anaerobic jars of the stuff for our in-vitro work.

  6. Cultivating individual Strongyloides stercoralis in dog feces in microtiter plates. Not that nasty, considering, but very, very tedious.

  7. Hi Ashleigh:I got your name from your friend Heather. I just saetrtd working with her and saw a few pictures from her wedding and just loved your work. My daughter Renee will be getting married in Hilton Head on September 24th of this year. Will you go to Hilton Head first of all and secondly are you available for that date? If so, I’d love to speak with you and ask you additional information. My cell is 404-697-9152 and my email address is Thank you for your time!Debbie Robinson

  8. Raising pest flies for two great scientists, I used to carry a 5-gallon bucket to the barn every day to see our favorite cow, “1320”. When she saw me coming, she’d lift her tail and fill the bucket, which I’d carry back to the lab to make simulated cowpies for our subjects! My boss, Val, and I even tie-dyed t-shirts in our freshly filled buckets.

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