Last January, we solicited heads of bobwhite and scaled quail in order to assess them for the prevalence of eyeworms. Our goal is to produce a “heat map” showing prevalence and intensity of eyeworm infections. We hope to repeat this type of surveillance effort during the 2018-19 season, but recognize samples will be more difficult to acquire (due to low quail abundance). The grant we received from Park Cities Quail includes funds to hire a technician for this effort in 2019.
If you wish to participate, save us 10-30 heads from your county (and a corresponding wing from each). Put each head (with wing) in a Zip-loc bag and include the date and county of harvest. See the attached pdf submission form. Contact us at (firstname.lastname@example.org) for shipping details. If you live in the Dallas area, you can drop samples off at Collector’s Covey, or if in Houston at Gordy & Sons