Carpenter Ant

Sample information

Photos by: Ella W.
Collection date 08/29/2023
Captive / Cultivated? Wild-caught
Group St. Paul Academy and Summit School

right back leg lost, only has 5 legs

Putative identification Arthropoda Hexapoda Insecta Hymenoptera


Extraction kit DNeasy (Qiagen) blood and tissue kit
DNA extraction location Whole arthropod
Single or Duplex PCR Single Reaction
Gel electrophoresis system MiniPCR
Buffer TBE
DNA stain GelGreen
Gel images
Protocol notes

In the Gel image, my data is in lanes 6 and 7. Lane 6 is my control for testing for Arthropod DNA. Lane 7 is my test for Wolbachia.


Wolbachia presence Yes
Confidence level High
Explanation of confidence level

My control worked; the DNA tested positive for arthropod DNA.

Wolbachia 16S sequence
Arthropod COI sequence
Summary The Hymenoptera was found to be postive for Wolbachia.
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