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Public Lab Mascot Tryouts

by donblair | January 27, 2014 04:39 27 Jan 04:39 | #9983 | #9983

What I want to do

Locate a Public Lab mascot.

My attempt and results

Turns out that Ben Gamari has a pet Gulf Coast Box turtle, named "T". She turtle often wears a knitted sweater in the winter.

Questions and next steps

We're not sure of the T's availability for Public Lab mascot duties; but she didn't seem particularly bothered by the addition of a "Public Lab" sign on her sweater.

Why I'm interested

Because turtles.


2 Comments

Should consideration be made for naming an ecothermic animal as mascot of Public Lab, one might need to examine the educational consequences of presenting said cold-blooded creature wearing an insulating sweater which could have physiological effects quite different from those experienced by you or me when donning a similar garment. Do tell, does a sweater keep a turtle warm or cold?

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Great question! :)

We are currently developing appropriate sensor technology, and will soon investigate.

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