Weaver ant

Sample information

Picture
Photos by: Rodney G.
Location
Collection date 09/25/2020
Captive / Cultivated? Wild-caught
Group Hillsboro High School
Observations

I found this ant in my back yard behind some rocks. The temperature kind of felt humid that day, if I had to guess the temperature I would say it was around 70-75 degrees F. When collecting the ant it seemed to be slower than most but it was able to dodge my trap by weaving through the rocks.

Putative identification Hexapoda Insecta

Methods

Extraction kit Edwards Buffer
DNA extraction location Abdomen
Gel electrophoresis system
Buffer
DNA stain
Gel images
Protocol notes

For the DNA extraction part of this I sent the insect into a lab and so far I haven’t gotten back any results.

Results

Wolbachia presence Unknown
Confidence level Medium
Explanation of confidence level

I sent my insect to the research lab but they have not contacted me back and I have not been able to use the gel imaging yet.

Wolbachia 16S sequence
Arthropod COI sequence
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