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Episode 5. Nesting
What has been accomplished so far by Quail-Tech? We are proud to say that our team has successfully: - Increased October to April survival an average of 22% over a 4-year experimental study of hundreds of bobwhites including wetter years (22% more hens to start the nesting season) - Improved reproductive performance - Tripled the number of renesting hens (42% vs 15%) during 2012 - 15% of fed hens tried a third nest; no control hens during 2012 -Lengthened the breeding season by 39 days Follow along with our research team as they trek the 6666 Ranch to expand our knowledge on the nesting season in the Rolling Plains of Texas.
Episode 3. Collaboration in Science with Tall Timbers
Collaboration in science allows us to better understand the effects of limiting factors on quail populations in different habitats, and our partners at Tall Timbers Research Station in Tallahassee, Florida use intensive management strategies to sustain high density quail populations. We collaborate with Tall Timbers to test techniques proven useful in the Southeast to modify them for the Rolling Plains of Texas. This is Episode 3. #QuailTechTTU #QuailTechAlliance
Episode 2. Supplemental Feeding (General)
On Episode 2 of Quail-Tech Alliance, see how our hardworking team of scientists and anchor ranch partners are utilizing supplemental feeding to combat the decline in the quail population. For a more in-depth look at Episode 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n43P4JH2XQQ&t=2s
Episode 1. This is Quail-Tech
Quail are declining in population. We use this plain fact as the driving force behind the Quail-Tech Alliance, a research team at Texas Tech University. Whether you are a large landowner or an interested individual, you can join us in the fight. Anchor ranches featured: 6666 Ranch Spur Ranch Stay tuned for Episode 2.
Stay tuned for more episodes on the Quail-Tech Alliance and our research efforts.
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