- What animal would you absolutely want to study & are males and females different in that animal? (I introduced them to #sexualselection)
-Were you nervous before learning to handle animals for the 1st time?
-Do you get to pick your study animals?
We talked about bird longevity, menopause, how different taxa actually mate, why females are often the choosy sex & if males chose as well, and how birds recognize an individual mate or that they are from the same species
"Did ancestors of birds have different mating rituals?"
This got us talking about paleontology, difficulties in inferring behaviour from fossils & ended with us imagining T-Rex performing elaborate dances & singing for their ladies