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Museum Notes

Clicking the following link will download the Museum Notes Portfolio file. Be aware that this is a very large file (approaching 200 megabytes) and patience is a virtue... Also make a mental note of which folder you will save it in.
  • Museum Notes Portfolio_2       (Download this pdf and then open the file in File Explorer using the correct Adobe Reader.)
    Be aware that this is a very large file (approaching 200 megabytes) and patience is a virtue...
Clicking the following link will download the MNA Museum Notes 1928-1939 Portfolio file. Be aware that this is a very large file (approaching 200 megabytes) and patience is a virtue... Also make a mental note of which folder you will save it in.
  • MNA Museum Notes 1928-1939_Portfolio       (Download this pdf and then open the file in File Explorer using the correct Adobe Reader.)
    Be aware that this is a very large file (approaching 200 megabytes) and patience is a virtue...




Ant Colony

December 5, 2018 News - A team guided by Gary Alpert obtained the queen for the in-house Ant Colony.


Photo © 2018 for the MNA By Gary Alpert


The following was retrieved from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia :
( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant_colony ) on December 6, 2018.

An ant colony is the basic unit around which ants organize their lifecycle. Ant colonies are eusocial, and are very much like those found in other social Hymenoptera, though the various groups of these developed sociality independently through convergent evolution. The typical colony consists of one or more egg-laying queens, a large number of sterile females (workers, soldiers) and, seasonally, a large number of winged sexual males and females. In order to establish new colonies, ants undertake nuptial flights that occur at species-characteristic times of the day. Swarms of the winged sexuals (known as alates) depart the nest in search of other nests. The males die shortly thereafter, along with most of the females. A small percentage of the females survive to initiate new nests.

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The following was retrieved from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia :
( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeypot_ant ) on December 6, 2018.

Honeypot ants, also called honey ants, are ants which have specialized workers (repletes, plerergates, or rotunds) that are gorged with food by workers to the point that their abdomens swell enormously. Other ants then extract nourishment from them. They function as living larders. Honeypot ants belong to any of several genera, including Myrmecocystus and Camponotus. They were first documented in 1881 by Henry C. McCook, and described further in 1908 by William Morton Wheeler.

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