I am interested in studying the effects of endoparasites on behavior of
small mammals (in particular - red-backed voles, Clethrionomys gapperi) and
I have identified several parasites that would suit the goals of my study
but I have little experience with parasites and so I don't have any idea
how difficult these are to work with in the lab. Possibilities include
Toxoplasma, Eimeria, Babesia or several worms - Trichinella spiralis,
Heligmosomoides polygyrus, or Trichuris muris. I would appreciate any
opinions and advice on which of these is easiest to obtain and work with.
Thank you for your time.
Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 55108
pete0966 at tc.umn.edu