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    Arrow Free School of Ants Testing Kit

    Thanks for your interest in participating in the School of Ants!


    The School of Ants project is a citizen-scientist driven study of the ants that live in urban areas, particularly around homes and schools. Collection kits are available to anyone interested in participating. Teachers, students, parents, kids, junior-scientists, senior citizens and enthusiasts of all stripes are involved in collecting ants in schoolyards and backyards using a standardized protocol so that we can make detailed maps of the wildlife that lives just outside our doorsteps. The maps that we create with these data are telling us quite a lot about native and introduced ants in cities, not just here in North Carolina, but across the United States and, as this project grows, about the ants of the world!
    We are working with scientists, educators, kids, adults and enthusiasts of all stripes to collect ants in schoolyards, around workplaces and in everyone's backyard. This is a brief description of how the project works - if you have other questions that are not answered here, send us an email at [email protected].

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    My kids will love this! (Me not so much.)

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    Right now I have ants in my kitchen. Will gladly freeze them and send them to be identified. Thanks glitter.
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    so that we can make detailed maps of the wildlife that lives just outside our doorsteps

    LOL Can't wait to see the map they make of NYC!!!

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    Got an update email. They have processed about half of the requests they received. I guess more will be coming later. Getting too cool here for ant activities. Maybe my ant catcher will show up in the spring.
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    My kids (and my DH ha ha) would love this! From a browse of the website they are only sending out kits to teachers for classroom use now. There is a video to watch to make your own kit.

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