Category Archives: monkeys

Monkey Tracking adventures (the complete story)

A few people asked for the story of my visit to Tony Di Fiore’s research site in chronological order.  Here are all the posts in order: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 part 5 part 6 part 7 … Continue reading

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Monkey Tracking Adventures (coda)

I’m home now, after a couple days of traveling back from Tiputini.  The trip home was calm, but not without a few interesting moments. The trip home was basically a repeat of the trip downriver, but with a lot more … Continue reading

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Monkey Tracking Adventures (part 10)

18 Jan 2009 Fourth day no big generator. The morning is overcast, and a bit muggy. Summarizing my project notes from the whole trip so far: Notes on gear use Each researcher carries four main pieces of electronic equipment in … Continue reading

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Monkey Tracking Adventures (part 9)

17 Jan 09 As to how the new undergrads are: loud.  I know all about the dating lives of the guys in the next cabin now. It’s another sunny day, hot for walking, but very pleasant otherwise. Not much to … Continue reading

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Monkey Tracking Adventures (part 8)

16 Jan 09 Big generator still out today so we’re still operating on the small one. Conserving power, and no internet this morning. Running on battery power as long as I can. Proxmity Tracking paper Reading the proximity paper I … Continue reading

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Monkey Tracking Adventures (part 7)

15 Jan 2009 There’s a group of howler monkeys voicing their opinions nearby as I type.  I can hear them through the window. It’s pretty quiet, so they’re probably several hundred meters away in the forest, I’m guessing. Saw tamarind … Continue reading

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Monkey Tracking Adventures (part 6)

14 Jan 2009 Radio Tests and Camera Traps Today was a day of camera traps and radio tests.  Tony and I  went out to replace two of the camera traps that are used to cover a mineral lick where the … Continue reading

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Monkey Tracking Adventures (part 5)

13 Jan 2009 Question: what are the regulations on long-range 2.4GHz and associated bands in this area? 25-30 animals in a group typically, although spider monkeys typically move in smaller groups ( less than 5-6?) Didn’t go into the field … Continue reading

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Monkey Tracking Adventures (part 4)

12 Jan 2009 It’s getting a little easier here, for a few reasons. My stomach is getting stabler (still a ways to go), Tony and co. are only taking me on short baby walks. In fact, it’s quite a pleasant … Continue reading

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Monkey Tracking Adventures (part 3)

11 Jan 2009 Not much to say about today. I spent the whole day in camp, and much of it in the bathroom, getting intimate with the local microflora. The researchers use dictaphones to record vocal notes on their observations. … Continue reading

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