For Teague's project on information transfer,
we tracked Uroderma bilobatum, a small leaf-nosed bat eating figs.
During 10 days, we tracked a handle of bats from 7PM to 5AM
to learn more about their foraging grounds and see if the bats were foraging together.
Two of our bats seemed to forage at the same fig tree but we need additional studies to prove it.
In parallel, we tracked a roost of 11 Molossus molossus - the model species of my PhD.
The idea of this tracking session was to assess the prevalence of group hunting in this species.
Unfortunately, all the collars with the transmitters were removed after 2 days.
We moved on to additional tests of collars in captivity but we could not design
a collar that would stay long enough on bats.
The tracking session of Molossus molossus is cancelled, we are now focussing
on data collection at roosts and also analysing data.