Week One: Sorting, sorting, and more sorting

Hello School Malaise Trap Program Participants!

After 1 week of processing, we are already 85% done! It’s been quite a busy week on our end, counting and observing all the amazing bugs that were collected in your school backyard. We have already counted more than 55,000 specimens and more to come! Some schools did collect quite a fair bit of insects in their trap as you can see in the photo below!

Samples

There is still more processing to be done and more plates to be sent to the lab, but we can’t wait to receive all the sequences back to share our discoveries with you!

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