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Takamine Ant Collection


By jhjanicki on Thursday,November 26th, 2015 in featured, OKEON update, No Comments

Mr. Hidetsune Takamine is a well-known Okinawan ant expert who has been collecting ants in Okinawa for around 40 years. His collection includes 116 species, 30 of which are endemic to Okinawa. On November 26, 2015, Mr. Takamine donated his ant collection to OIST at a handover ceremony that took place at the Biodiversity and […]


OKEON Open Campus


By jhjanicki on Sunday,November 8th, 2015 in featured, OKEON update, No Comments

The biodiversity and biocomplexity unit participated in OIST’s November 8th 2015 Open Campus and set up a booth to exhibit the “Wonders of Ants”. Displays ranged from live ant specimens to pinned ant specimen that could be viewed under a microscope to stereographic ant images that becomes 3D with proper glasses. A novel aspect in […]



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