Sample information

Collection date 04/01/2021
Captive / Cultivated? Wild-caught
Group Hampton Roads Academy

This roly-poly was found under backyard flower pot with several roly-polys found in same area. The environment was dark and damp with the temperature at 50-40 degree fahrenheit in afternoon.

The insect had segmentation, no wings, dark brown/tan color, a stripe down the middle back, a spotted stripe along sides of back, and aproximately 9 legs were counted.

Putative identification Arthropoda Crustacea Malacostraca Isopoda


Extraction kit Edwards Buffer
DNA extraction location Whole arthropod
Single or Duplex PCR
Gel electrophoresis system MiniPCR
Buffer TBE
DNA stain GelGreen
Gel images
Protocol notes

Throughout the experiment, the gel wells weren’t done correctly, for wells weren’t deep enough. Pipetting may also have had errors, for some may have punctured the wells. DNA may have been accidently mixed slightly when held as well. The pellet of my insect appeared as a visible dark brown.


Wolbachia presence Yes
Confidence level Medium
Explanation of confidence level

Arthropod controls: not sure about wolbachia DNA bands and negative arthropod

Wolbachia controls: not sure about arthropod negative band

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