“Good Vibrations: A Novel Method for Sexing Turtles” [research study]

citVibrators┬ácan be used, in a stimulating way, to study the sex of turtles. This study tells how. “Good Vibrations: A Novel Method for Sexing Turtles,” Donald T. McKnight, Hunter J. Howell, Ethan C. Hollender, and Day B. Ligon, Acta Herpetologica, vol. 12, no. 1, 2017, pp. 117-121. The authors, at Missouri State University, James Cook […]

American chicken-sexing update

Brendan Koerner looks at the past and present of one nation’s chicken-sexing industry: … This tale of economic triumph has a single hero: S. John Nitta, who founded the American Chick Sexing Association in 1938. During the war, when over 100,000 of his fellow Japanese-Americans were interned, Nitta continued to train and certify sexors; once […]