Solider Ant

Sample information

Photos by: Sara K.
Collection date 04/11/2022
Captive / Cultivated? Wild-caught
Group Hampton Roads Academy

– moves quicker than ants around them, found in damp soil.

Putative identification Arthropoda Hexapoda Insecta Hymenoptera


Extraction kit Edwards Buffer
DNA extraction location Abdomen
Single or Duplex PCR Single Reaction
Gel electrophoresis system MiniOne
Buffer TBE
DNA stain GelGreen
Gel images
Protocol notes


Wolbachia presence Yes
Confidence level Low
Explanation of confidence level

– confidence is low due to the fact that the positive control was not an arthropod and the negative control had Wolbachia.

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