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Winter is Coming

Monday, October 10, 2016
by Caitlin Carlson

Currie Lab carefully cuts leaves off of Red Oak and Red Maple trees with in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve to sustain experimental Leaf-Cutter Ant colonies throughout the winter months. Photos: Caitlin Carlson

The Currie Lab is excited to announce a new partnership with the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. For the last few years the Currie lab has been utilizing the reserve for student projects, and as a fieldwork site for the Wisconsin Antimicrobial Research Project, but this summer we are happy to announce that the Preserve is allowing the lab to cut and collect leaves to maintain our display leaf-cutter ant colony and numerous research colonies.

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