07:58 – UPS showed up yesterday with two cases of 15 mL centrifuge tubes, a case of 50 mL centrifuge tubes, a case of test tubes, and a case of 24-well reaction plates. Those were the only items we lacked for building more kits, and with what we have on hand, that’s enough for another 120+ kits.
I just had Colin out for his morning sniff. Every morning, as soon as he finishes his breakfast, he insists on going out and sniffing the front yard thoroughly, presumably to discover what had been out there overnight. I’ve often thought we should have trained him as a tracking dog. He’d have been an excellent one. Border Collies are often used for tracking and search & rescue. Their noses aren’t quite as sensitive as a bloodhound’s, but sensitive enough. BCs are also much, much smarter than bloodhounds and are capable of independent action.