Friday, October 30, 2015

Your halloween treat: acorn weevil larvae!

Students have been cutting up acorn larvae and gathering data for a 20 year data set. These larvae would normally chew their way out of the acorn and go into the soil for a year (or two or three - nobody really knows). We just started looking at soil type to see if that affects survivorship and we're going to start barcoding to see if there are new species out there and to see if there is some sort of specialization out there. 

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