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Category Archives: Notes from the Lab

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

Ichneumon Wasp (family Ichneumonidae)

  • May 8, 2021

There are well over 3,300 species of Ichneumon wasps north of Mexico, making their identification difficult. Placing them in the family... Continue Reading

Slender Crab Spider (genus Tibellus)

We believe this may be Tibellus oblongus, one of seven species of Tibellus in North America north of Mexico. Slender crab spiders are ambush... Continue Reading

Sigmoid Prominent (Clostera albosigma)

These elegant-looking moths can be found coast-to-coast in the US and southern Canada, but tend to be rare in the southeastern... 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

Notes from the Lab: Barcoding US Ants

  • April 1, 2021

Welcome Back to the Lab! Last summer, MBHI began a partnership with the DNA Learning Center at the Cold Springs Harbor... Continue Reading