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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 […]


OKEON Churamori Project Symposium 2017, a great success!


By jhjanicki on Thursday,August 3rd, 2017 in OKEON update, Outreach, Symposium, No Comments

On Saturday, July 29th, many collaborators of the OKEON Churamori Project along with the general public gathered at OIST to attend the OKEON Churamori Project Symposium 2017. This event was the project’s first symposium and it was a great success, with over 170 attendees, interesting and informative talks, a panel discussion, and a post-symposium gathering […]


High school-University collaborative research for the OKEON Churamori Project


By jhjanicki on Wednesday,March 29th, 2017 in Ants, Collaboration, Collecting, Education, No Comments

OKEON Churamori Project continues to collaborate with local high school. We came up with an ant survey kit that teachers can use as part of their classes. We provide this new educational tool to the teachers and help them manage their projects. Once the teachers complete their projects they donate the specimens, which become part […]


OPG Visit: Ishigaki


By jhjanicki on Wednesday,March 1st, 2017 in Ants, Collaboration, OPG, No Comments

We visited Ishigaki Island to see if there are any fire ants or any other invasive ants threats and check on the ants currently inhabiting in the area. I shuddered at the sight of the grassland surrounding Ishigaki airport and the man-made land at the harbor. It looked so similar to the scenery of Taiwan, […]


OPG Visit: Fire ants in Taiwan


By jhjanicki on Wednesday,February 22nd, 2017 in Ants, Collaboration, OPG, Research, No Comments

Taiwan has been fighting fire ants over a decade. They must have excellent tactics to battle fire ants that we can adopt as a counter-plan to keep them away from Okinawa. To learn from their experience and knowledge, we visited the Red Imported Fire Ant Control Center and a fire ant control business. The staff was […]



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