Wednesday, May 8, 2013

School Malaise project leaps forward

All samples are back. The traps of our School Malaise Trap program were filled with lots of bugs and our amazing collection team broke pretty much every record. We can't thank them enough for their tireless effort! 

22 000 specimens ready for DNA Barcoding in 35 hours. 

The team counted more than 95 000 individuals in total. Given that not very long ago we still had lots of snow covering the ground this number becomes even more impressive.

Maybe the sample with the most individuals (one week catch)

Samples bottles from the schools

Jenny Gleason happily counting and sorting

Plates ready for DNA extraction

DNA extraction, Paul Janetta keeps a close eye on  the precious samples.

Jayme Sones labels specimens...

...that were sorted and pinned by Crystal Sobel

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