Studying Ants

Every Ant Tells a Story - And Scientists Explain Their Stories Here
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A place to organize some Antwiki content about studying ants.......

Collection and Curation

Identification

Finding Ants

Mystery Solved

  • Nothomyrmecia macrops - A mystery for many decades, the few workers that were initially collected of this species were the subject of many expeditions.
  • Cyatta abscondita - As is often the case, finding a few specimens of a strange new ant motivates some persistent searching for more specimens.

Awaiting Discovery

Collectors

Many prominent myrmecologists are some of the most prolific ant collectors. The World Ant Taxonomists page is one place to find out some details about these people. Others have also contributed in important ways to help us learn more about ants.