Tomorrow we travel from the island of St. Croix to the El Yunque forest of Puerto Rico. That means so long (for now at least) to Anolis acutus, but an eager return to some other species, including A. evermanni.
As someone who’s seen the dedication & care with which Maria (AKA ‘mama Maria’) tends to the Leal lab lizards at home, I’m excited to report that she will soon receive more evermanni individuals. Once we’re in Puerto Rico again, we hope to collect some to send to her! Among the experimental possibilities, these lizards are likely subjects of future (lab-based) tests of pattern discrimination abilities & color detection.