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Citizen Science and RIFA Countermeasure


By Mayuko Suwabe on Wednesday,February 27th, 2019 in Ants, News, Research, No Comments

Yoshi, the coordinator of OKEON Churamori Project contributed an article below to the journal “Seibutsu no kagaku Iden” and it is published on Vol.73 No.2 in 2019. Special contribution Red Imported Fire Ants Solenopsis invicta – Current crisis and the beginning of a new battle [in Japanese] Chapter 1. Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA) – […]


OIST Science Trip to Miyako Island


By Mayuko Suwabe on Monday,February 25th, 2019 in Ants, Audio, Education, News, Outreach, Soundscape, Workshop, No Comments

On February 15th and 16th, We went to Miyako Island to give science lectures and workshops as part of the OIST Science Trip. The OIST Science Trip is a program in which OIST members visit areas around Okinawa in order to share with the public fascinating science. We went to Miyako-jima, a beautiful island in […]


Red Imported Fire Ants of Taiwan


By Mayuko Suwabe on Tuesday,October 30th, 2018 in Ants, Collecting, News, OPG, Research, Visit, No Comments

We visited Taiwan for the research of Red Imported Fire Ant in Taiwan. Not to be stung. The safety issue is always important for us, but… Yoshi got several this time (T_T) when he tried to collect alates from colony. They are very good fighters and succeed to break into from our cuff… (-_-)


Giving a seminar on the “OKEON Churamori Project” and ant databasing at the Museum of Nature and Human Activities in Hyogo


By Mayuko Suwabe on Saturday,February 17th, 2018 in Ants, Collaboration, Education, Exhibition, Visit, No Comments

A workshop for curators of Japan was held at the Museum of Nature and Human Activities in Hyogo and was coordinated by the West Japan Natural History Museum Network and the National Museum of Nature and Science Tokyo. Masashi Yoshimura (Yoshi), the OKEON Churamori Project coordinator, was invited to present a seminar to introduce the […]


Learning how to make resin-encapsulated specimens


By jhjanicki on Saturday,February 10th, 2018 in Ants, Collaboration, Education, No Comments

We learned that the curator of the Museum of Nature and Human Activities in Hyogo, Dr. Mitsuhashi, will be holding a resin-encapsulated specimen preparation course at the Okinawa prefectural museum. We took the opportunity to invite him to OIST to give a lecture on the same topic for the staff of the Okinawa Prefecture Environmental […]



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