|Captive / Cultivated?||Wild-caught|
|Group||Hillsboro High School|
I collected this ant from under old damp wood. There were many more ants in this environment along with many other insect species. This ant was collected at around 5:30 pm and it was in the lower 70s outside.
|Putative identification||Hexapoda Insecta Hymenoptera Formicidae|
|Extraction kit||DNeasy (Qiagen)|
|DNA extraction location||Abdomen|
|Gel electrophoresis system||MiniPCR|
|Explanation of confidence level||
I am very confident that this collared ant does not have Wolbachia because when looking at the gel electrophoresis results, there was no band present for Wolbachia positive. The results were viewed under different contrast levels, and under each level, there was no band present, so it is clear that there was no Wolbachia.
|Wolbachia 16S sequence||
|Arthropod COI sequence||
|Summary||The Formicidae was found to be negative for Wolbachia.|