|Captive / Cultivated?||Wild-caught|
I found the ant under the bark of a tree. I lifted it with a pincette.
|Putative identification||Arthropoda Hexapoda Insecta Hymenoptera Formicidae Lasius|
|Extraction kit||Instagene Matrix|
|DNA extraction location||Abdomen|
|Single or Duplex PCR||Duplex Reaction|
|Gel electrophoresis system||Standard electrophoresis system|
|DNA stain||SYBR Safe|
i made sure to crush the arthropod really well, but include the exoskeleton. the part from the arthropod that i mortared was from head to abdomen.
|Explanation of confidence level||
it clearly has only one band and not two
|Wolbachia 16S sequence||
|Arthropod COI sequence||
|Summary||The Lasius was found to be negative for Wolbachia.|