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Category Archives: Notes from the Lab

Notes from the Lab: Celebrity Bugs, Part 2

  • June 10, 2021

Welcome Back to the Lab! Call the paparazzi and break out your VIP pass, it’s time for Celebrity Bugs, Part 2: Musician... Continue Reading

Notes from the Field: Pokin’ in the Mud

  • June 3, 2021

Welcome Back to the Field! Field season continues for MBHI, and this week, I had the opportunity to revisit our field... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Cicadamania

  • May 27, 2021

Welcome Back to the Lab! As Brood X continues their steady upward march on the east coast, CicadaMania is well underway across the... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Brood X

  • May 20, 2021

Welcome Back to the Lab! They’re here! Well, not here, here. But in the eastern United States, Brood X is finally emerging from their 17-year... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Celebrity Bugs

  • May 13, 2021

Welcome Back to the Lab! With all the buzz surrounding the Missoula Butterfly House lately, it’s hard not to feel a little like celebrities.... Continue Reading

Notes from the Field: Tick Season PSA

  • May 6, 2021

Welcome Back to the Field! Before we launch into today’s Notes from the Field, Missoula Gives starts at 5:00PM today! We’ve got... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Barcoding US Ants—Gel Electrophoresis

  • April 29, 2021

Welcome Back to the Lab! Onward, US Ants! The final step to prepare our DNA for sequencing is to perform gel... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Barcoding US Ants—Polymerase Chain Reaction

  • April 22, 2021

Welcome Back to the Lab! Onward, US Ants! Now that we’ve extracted and isolated DNA from our tissue samples, it’s time to... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Barcoding US Ants—DNA Extraction & Isolation

  • April 15, 2021

Welcome Back to the Lab! We’re on to the next step in our Barcoding US Ants project! Now that we’ve collected our... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Barcoding US Ants— Collecting Specimens

  • April 8, 2021

Welcome Back to the Lab! For the next couple weeks, we will be taking a deep dive into our summer project, Barcoding... Continue Reading