Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Strumigenys and Pyramica

Mingsheng Wang, who used to be a graduate student here at BU and is now a postdoc at Tennessee State University Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Research was recently in Boston for a week or so and kindly offered to look at my Dacetines for me. There is a recent key (Bolton) for them available but a lot of the characters require a super strong microscope which I do not have here. So he took them over to Harvard and came back with 27 morphospecies. Rockin'! Mingsheng is not an expert on Dacetines, but he does know his ants. No names yet, but I am so pleased.

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