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Electrolytes in Nectar
Posted by Douglas Everett on
A recent study regarding electrolytes in hummingbird nectar has caught our eye and products are being distributed on a national scale. In the best interest of hummingbirds we believe the research is flawed. We will continue our evaluation and search for the best nectar possible. Our Analysis of the Electrolyte study Twenty-one (21) Ruby-throated hummingbirds (wild captured) were measured for mass and cloacal fluid content during an 11 hour analysis (2 analysis per animal). We feel the study was poorly conceived and implemented. 1) Inappropriate "Outlier" Exclusion In this study, seven (7) birds were excluded on the basis of a...
- Tags: dehydration, electrolytes, potassium, ruby-throated, sodium