The Project at the XXVII Brazilian Congress of Zoology

Between February 17th and 21st, the externs Veronica and Thayane, which are biology college students, participate at the XXVII Brazilian Congress of Zoology at Curitiba, PR – Brazil. The subject ‘Zoology in the next 30 years’ promoted a huge and polemic debate about the future ways of this area. The event congregated 4,500 people, including professional zoologists and students from Brazil and abroad.
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Veronica presented a poster entitled ‘Associated arthopods at the Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot’s (Amazona aestiva) nest at Pantanal’. This study had the participation of another extern (Lelis) and was oriented by Dr. Gustavo Graciolli, a professor at the Biological Sciences Department, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul.
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This study revealed the presence of adult acari and insects at the Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot’s nests. The most frequent group were adult Coleoptera (46,7%), Dermestidae larvae (20%), adult Formicidae (26,7%) and Calliphoridae (Diptera) larvae (26,7%).
Other groups found with less frequency (<20%) were Acari, Blattodea, Stratyomiidae, Muscidae (Diptera), and Mordellidae (Coleoptera). The high prevalence of the order Coleoptera was expected, once this is the biggest order of insect, with more that 250,000 known species.
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The poster was very popular and several people were interested on the Project. Congratulations Veronica! :-)

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11 respostas para The Project at the XXVII Brazilian Congress of Zoology

  1. Lucia Cristiana, Brazil disse:

    Great work. I signed the manifest in defense of the Amazonia in this link
    http://www.amazoniaparasempre.com.br/. Thanks.

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  2. Paula disse:

    Congratulations Glaucia and Veronica. Your work is clearly important and deserves a lot of attention.

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  3. Theresa Siskind St Petersburg FL disse:

    I’m so happy to see all these wonderful young people making a big difference in conservation. Thank you!

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  4. Theresa Siskind St Petersburg FL disse:

    Lucia, I tried to sign the Save the Amazon Petition, but it appears to be open for Brazilian citizens only.

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  5. Lucia Cristiana, Brazil disse:

    Theresa, I don’t know why the petition doesn’t open to everybody. This is an initiative from brazilian artists and television stars. I will try contact with them and ask what can be done. Thank you for try.

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  6. Lucia Cristiana, Brazil disse:

    Theresa, apparently there are not problems with the site Save the Amazon Petition. Did you choose the option “english version” before to try to sign the petition?

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  7. Theresa Siskind St Petersburg FL disse:

    Well Lucia, I will now look for this option. Thanks!

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  8. blueparrot disse:

    Dear Theresa,
    Thank you so much for your donation! We are in a moment where every single donation is crucial for the Project. We are now trying to buy the instruments that we lost last month, and our next goal is to buy a new car for the field trip.
    Thank you again!
    Glaucia and team

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  9. Theresa Siskind St Petersburg FL disse:

    Dear Glaucia, I hope to send a little more in April. I felt really bad about you losing this equipment. I really believe in your work and always enjoy your photos.

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