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Meet Peri,

The Tricolor Bat
(​Perimyotis Subflavus)

The tricolor bat (Perimyotis subflavus) is the smallest bat native to North America, weighing only 46 grams (roughly the same weight of a quarter). The once common species is wide ranging across the eastern and central United States and portions of southern Canada, Mexico and Central America. During the winter, tricolored bats are found in caves and mines, although in the southern United States, where caves are sparse, tricolored bats are often found roosting in road-associated culverts.

 

During the spring, summer and fall, tricolored bats are found in forested habitats where they roost in trees, primarily among leaves. As its name suggests, the tricolor bat is distinguished by its unique tricolored fur that appears dark at the base, lighter in the middle and dark at the tip.

White-nose syndrome, a disease that impacts bats, is caused by a fungal pathogen. It has led to 90 to 100% declines in tricolored bat winter colony abundance at sites impacted by the disease. Since white-nose syndrome was first observed in New York in 2006, it has spread rapidly across the majority of the tricolor bat range.

A Bit About Me

How I'm Made

 

I'm 3D printed using a process called Multi-Jet Fusion MJF.  While I'm made out of a durable material called Nylon 12 PA, my color is not as durable.  I prefer cool dark places, away from direct sunlight and moisture.  

 

As a bat, I like to hang upside-down or vertically on a surface by my feet away from predators such pets and small children.

As my feet have magnets to help me stick to metal surfaces, I should be kept away from sensitive electronics.

I am an art object, not a toy.  I am collectible and displayable for ages 15+. 

WARNING

SMALL PARTS CHOKING HAZARD!

NOT FOR CHILDREN UNDER 15!

Materials: NYLON 12, MAGNETS

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All proceeds from the Last Chance to See Capsule Machine go to Bat Conservation International. Please visit batcon.org for more information about how your can help contribute to bat conservation and research.

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