Students help TOS collect data on Eastern Indigos



The Orianne Society is partnering with the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School to conduct a study on body temperature preferences in eastern indigo snakes. Students will be working with Orianne Society researchers to measure indigo snake body temperatures with temperature sensitive PIT (passive integrated transponder) tags in a thermal gradient that offers them a range of temperatures to choose from. These results will be compared to the body temperatures of free-ranging indigo snakes and environmental temperatures from south Georgia to understand how indigo snakes use their available thermal environment and how changes to this environment may have contributed to their decline. To read more please click here