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For the record…

…when I disappeared to Argentina recently, I was with my wife. Here she is, collecting ants in the mountains near Tafí de Valle: photo details: Canon 17-40mm f4.0 L lens on a Canon EOS 20D ISO 400, 1/250 sec, f11.0, with circular polarizer & gradient filter on-camera fill flash

The Forgotten Pogos

Ants of the genus Pogonomyrmex (“Pogos”) are known to myrmecologists as the classic harvester ants of North American deserts.  They are conspicuous insects, the most noticeable of the desert ants, and something of a model organism for studies of ecology.  Numerous scientific papers on pogos are published each year, and one species- Pogonomyrmex californicus- is…

Paisajes de Argentina, 2009

Bits and pieces of landscapes, northern Argentina, March 2009.

Estoy de vuelta

Was Argentina fabulous?  Yes.  Am I exhausted after a sleepless overnight flight?  Also. I’ll try to think of some things to write about the trip once I’m lucid.  In the meantime I’d like to thank guest bloggers Scott and Eli for elevating the literary standards of the myrmecos blog during my absence. photo details: Canon…

Hitting the Road: Argentina

Tomorrow I leave for three ant-filled weeks in northern Argentina. Don’t despair, though, the Myrmecos Blog will not go into remission.  Scott Powell will be taking the reins for the rest of the month, and Eli Sarnat will drop in once or twice to regale us with shocking-but-true ant adventures from the South Pacific.  I’ve…

Here’s a new excuse…

My lovely wife Jo-anne has been in South America the last couple weeks doing field research on Argentine ants while I tend the home fires here in Tucson. I hope she finds it in her to forgive me for the post I am about to write. Earlier today I got an email explaining why I’m…