Genus Camponotus Ant

Sample information

Photos by: Ziyan X
Collection date 07/07/2021
Captive / Cultivated? Wild-caught
Group Norwich Free Academy

Found with the fierce ant. I thought the 2 ants were different cause of the size, found with the fierce ant, a park with grass but found in the part with only soil and dead leafs, behind it is a wall of leafs/bushes. I think this ant is an ant for collecting while the fierce ant is for protecting. This ant is 0.7cm long and has 2 sections on the last part of the body. Found in this park near the Mohegan park.

Putative identification Arthropoda Hexapoda Insecta Hymenoptera Formicidae Camponotus


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

this ant was the 5th hole bottom to top, there was nothing. I used the whole ants body and didn’t have that much problems, the steps was going smoothly, although maybe encountering some tiny problems, the whole process was smooth.


Wolbachia presence No
Confidence level Medium
Explanation of confidence level

This ant I had no problem on and it shows no lines which means it is negative in Wolbachia which I am confident in because the fierce ant which I found in the same place and turns out they are the same species, they both turned out to be negative in Wolbachia so I am confident in that this ant is negative on Wolbachia. But this experience was not really that scientific, maybe some like small mistakes so I have medium confidence but the results I think I have high confidence.

Wolbachia 16S sequence
Arthropod COI sequence
Summary The Camponotus was found to be negative for Wolbachia.
Report Inappropriate Post