The last few months I have been glued to the computer working on writing and data analysis, but recently I got a break with some time in the lab. In February, I made a quick trip to Quito to visit our collaborators at Centro Jambatu and pick up some additional samples. Dr. Luis Coloma and his staff at Jambatu are some of the world’s best in breeding endangered frogs like this beautiful Atelopus.
After picking up the samples and export permits, I headed to the lab in Fort Collins. Following some intense weeks at the microtome and microscope, I now have the image stacks needed to finish up the last 3D models of ear development in our toads.