The subcutaneous snake radio-transmitters are in! It is things like this that make our jobs exciting.
Matt Allender performed the surgeries with the assistance of Sarah Baker-Wylie and D.b. Wylie soon after our IACUC protocol was approved. So here are some photos of the procedure.
Unfortunately, all three prototypes failed in very different ways. I appreciate that the failure methods were not described in detail by the source, since this way I can come up with all sorts of awesome ways they likely failed.
Like the one on a snake eaten by a komodo dragon. Or the one that melded with the snake’s nervous system, turning it into an intelligent cybernetic snake organism that wiped out a small town in Oklahoma.
Via Michael Dreslik on Facebook.