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James Trager writes in this week with a request and a photo: I have been interested in Polyergus (“Amazon ants”, see here) since childhood, when I first had the good fortune to observe them on summer afternoons in northern New Mexico. After decades of intermittent field observations and microscopic examination of specimens of these ants…

This request comes from Michael Branstetter: I am working on a broad-scale phylogeny of the ant genus Stenamma and am in search of fresh specimens from the Old World.  Stenamma is a cryptic genus that is most often collected in forest leaf litter.  The genus is primarily Holarctic in distribution, but also has representatives in…

Myrmecologist extraordinaire Mike Kaspari sends out the following call to arms: I am working on a project with Jamie Gillooly examing how various life history traits scale in ant colonies.  Specifically, we are testing the hypothesis that when total colony mass is used (instead of the mass of an individual in the colony) social insects…