Little Black Ant

Sample information

Picture
Photos by: Emilia S.
Location
Collection date 09/24/2020
Captive / Cultivated? Wild-caught
Group Hillsboro High School
Observations

I collected this ant from under old wet pieces of wood found in the woods. I collected this ant at around 6 pm and it was in the lower 70s outside. There was an abundance of these ants along with others in this environment.

Putative identification Hexapoda Insecta Hymenoptera Formicidae

Methods

Extraction kit DNeasy (Qiagen)
DNA extraction location Whole arthropod
Gel electrophoresis system
Buffer
DNA stain
Gel images
Protocol notes

Results

Wolbachia presence Unknown
Confidence level Low
Explanation of confidence level

I don’t that much knowledge on Wolbachia in ants, so I don’t feel as though I can be very confident.

Wolbachia 16S sequence
Arthropod COI sequence
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