Posts Tagged: Ant
UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day: A Great Time to Talk Ants
How did you spend your Presidents' Day weekend? Well, if you were high school student Ziya Akmal, he journeyed--by car--nearly 400...
Got an ant question? From left are members of the Phil Ward ant lab at UC Davis: doctoral candidates Jill Oberski and Zachary Griebenow, and graduate student Ziv Lieberman. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis doctoral student Jill Oberski answers questions from Ziya Akmal of Los Angeles. Akmal made the 400-mile trip to talk to Professor Phil Ward and the Ward lab members at the 12th annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis doctoral alumnus Brendon Boudinot (foreground), now an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Institute of Zoology and Evolutionary Research at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, answers questions at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. Seated are doctoral candidate Jill Oberski and graduate student Ziv Lieberman of the Phil Ward lab. In back is doctoral candidate Zachary Griebenow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Zeroing in on 20-Million-Year-Old Ants, a New Genus
What incredible research! It involves fossilized male ants, estimated to be about 20 million years and encased in Ethiopian amber. And a...
From left: Martin Müller, director of the Institute for Materials Physics at Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, and Christian Schroer, leading scientist of DESY's X-ray source PETRA III, accept a model of the newly identified ant from lead author Brendon Boudinot of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, and co-author Jörg Hammel, beamline scientist at the Hereon measurement station at PETRA III, where the research took place. (Photo courtesy of Marta Meyer, DESY)
UC Davis doctoral alumnus Brendon Boudinot, an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Institute of Zoology and Evolutionary Research at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, shows a 3D image of the newly discovered ant species named "Hereon" (foreground). On the screen, background, is the ant encased in Ethiopian amber. (Photo by Jens Meyer, University of Jena)
The Ants and Butterflies of Gates Canyon: Quite the Ecosystem
Gates Canyon, located just outside the city of Vacaville, in Solano County, Calif., is quite the ecosystem. It's one of the habitats of...
This is the species (Lasius nr. atopus) that inspired the initial stages of the UC Davis project. (Photo by Matthew Prebus)
This image of Gates Canyon Road, Vacaville, was taken Sept. 25, 2020, following the massive wildfire that swept through the canyon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gates Canyon Road is a paved county road, located just outside the city of Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Art of the Ant
We're used to admiring street art that showcases such iconic insects as lady beetles, dragonflies and butterflies, but carpenter ants? Carpenter...
Street art usually focuses on such insects as bees, butterflies and dragonflies, but at Vacaville's Ulatis Creek Park, someone affixed this carpenter ant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
See the carpenter ant (foreground at right) on the bridge pillar of the Ulatis Creek Bridge, Vacaville? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
On Making a Mountain Out of an Ant Hill
When you "make a mountain out of a molehill," you're exaggerating the severity of the situation. But if you're an ant, you can make little mounds...
Piper, a West Highland white terrier, aka Westie, "polices" two carpenter ant mounds in a Vacaville park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Being the curious sort, Piper, a West Highland white terrier, sniffs a carpenter ant mound in a Vacaville park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of carpenter ants, Camponotus semitestaceus (as identified by UC Davis-trained entomologist Brendon Boudinot). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)