Order : Chiroptera
Family : Molossidae
Genus : Mops
Facts about the genus Mops, the free-tailed bats
Like many state birds, Mexican free-tailed bats arent faithful to their adoptive state.
Migration for Mexican free-tailed bats is essentially a behavioral adaptation to minimize body heat loss.
Mexican free-tailed bats are also known as "guano bats" for the prodigious quantities of droppings that they produce.
Mexican Free-tailed Bats are born in June and weaned in five weeks when they can fly with their mothers.
Mexican free-tailed bats are migratory, and in the southwestern United States are present from April through September.
MOPS is a program designed for mothers and children under school age
Mops is a special place just for moms
MOPS IS HERE!
MOPS is open to all mothers of preschoolers who would like to attend
Our research on Mexican free-tailed bats is already underway with two projects in Central Texas directed by BCI and Dr.
Pesticides and Bats A new stress commonly implicated in the decline of free-tailed bats is the use of organochlorine pesticides, specifically DDT and dieldrin.
Pollak, Response selectivity for species-specific calls in the inferior colliculus of Mexican free-tailed bats is generated by inhibition, Journal of Neurophysiology, Vol.
The characteristic odor of Mexican free-tailed bats is found by analyzing the volatiles from their roosts or their urine, but it is too strong to be called â€˜taco shellâ€™ from these sources unless diluted.
The massive Gua Payau Cave, with its evening emergence of nearly two million free-tailed bats, is the main feature that attracts adventuresome visitors to the park.
The Mops is a free 3D modeling environment for the RenderMan Interface.
The sight of twenty million emerging free-tailed bats is a never-to-be-forgotten experience.
Free-tailed bats are found worldwide in warm regions. (Full text)
Other free-tailed bats are smaller. (Full text)
Similar Species Except for Little Free-tailed, which occurs only in Florida Keys and has ears joined at the base, all other free-tailed bats are considerably larger. (Full text)
One alternate name for free-tailed bats is "bulldog bats", and the German equivalent is Bulldog-Fledermäuse, so perhaps a "Molossian hound" was something like a bulldog. (Full text)
MOPS is a relevant and caring network, making moms better moms through trusted resources and relationships. (Full text)
• The latest release of Mops is 5. (Full text)
Conservation and Management: Although big free-tailed bats are locally abundant, they (Full text)
Human EncountersMexican free-tailed bats are the most commonly encountered bats in Texas, and their spectacular evening emergences are easily observed (see page 66). (Full text)