Carpenter Ant

Sample information

Photos by: Aubrey R.
Collection date 07/06/2021
Captive / Cultivated? Wild-caught
Group Norwich Free Academy

Black ant with reddish antennas, has six legs.

Putative identification Arthropoda Hexapoda Insecta Hymenoptera Formicidae


Extraction kit Edwards Buffer
DNA extraction location Whole arthropod
Single or Duplex PCR Single Reaction
Gel electrophoresis system Standard electrophoresis system
Buffer TAE
DNA stain Fast Blast
Gel images
Protocol notes

It is in the third well. I used the whole body because the ant was no bigger than a grain of rice.


Wolbachia presence No
Confidence level Low
Explanation of confidence level

My control didn’t show up.

Wolbachia 16S sequence
Arthropod COI sequence
Summary The Formicidae was found to be negative for Wolbachia.
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