Barcode Long Island Team Vorpal Swords
Barcode Long Island
Research Topic:
Wildlife & health
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate


RestaurANT for SciANTS
Biproprosad Das, Atif Khan, Keith Grant
Connetquot High School, Suffolk
John Halloran


Exposure to humans in the environment is an important factor in the biodiversity of a species. We hypothesized that ants would be greatly affected by the difference in exposure to humans in two very different types of environments at various locations. We are assuming the ants in the forest areas or the areas scarce of humans will be more diverse than the ants that are in an environment that is frequently disturbed by humans. We will collect these ants using different baits, each of which has a different flavor to test the preference of ants alongside our main goal of measuring the biodiversity of ants in the different environments. The method of collection will be by setting the baits apart one meter from each other and then after an hour we will collect the entire bait amount with the ants on it using a plastic bag and tweezers. This will then be frozen until it comes time for barcoding and picture taking.


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