New paper! This work was three years in progress, looking at the strike mechanics in the popular pet species, the ball python. This is a follow-up to Ryerson and Tan (2017) looking at the striking of juvenile ball pythons, and how their behaviors change through captivity. I’m excited to get this out, as lab starts to pivot towards understanding how captivity might affect these animals in the long-term, with implications for conservation programs.
You can grab the article here: Ontogeny of strike performance in ball pythons (Python regius): a three-year longitudinal study