Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bat Breath: Real Journal Titles

Every now and then we stumble across a journal title that's so amusing we just have to share it. Here's one found today:

Bat breath reveals metabolic substrate use in free-ranging vampires

The article itself is all about using a vampire bat's breath to find out what it's been eating lately (apparently they prefer cattle to rainforest mammals).

Personally, I want to know who gets the job of harvesting vampire bat breath (was it the same person who came up with the idea, or some poor lab assistant?) - and what they say when people ask them about their day...

Voigt, C., Grasse, P., Rex, K., Hetz, S., & Speakman, J. (2008). Bat breath reveals metabolic substrate use in free-ranging vampires. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology, 178(1), 9-16. doi: 10.1007/s00360-007-0194-z

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