Important links and materials used

General Myrmecology

AntWiki (Antwiki provides a wealth of information on the world's ants. Contributions come from ant experts together with discussions provided by experts and amatuers.) link

AntWeb (AntWeb is the world's largest online database of images, specimen records, and natural history information on ants. It is community driven and open to contribution from anyone with specimen records, natural history comments, or images.) link

AntMaps (The goal of is to provide an intuitive and efficient framework for professional and amateur myrmecologists to visualize the known distribution of ant species or higher taxon, and to access the underlying records for those data.) link

Hymenoptera Online (HOL) (The order Hymenoptera contains some 115,000 species and millions of specimens in collections around the world. Our goal is to provide access to these data.) link

FORMIS Bibliography (FORMIS is a composite of several ant literature databases.  It contains citations for a large fraction of the world's ant literature (over 60,000 references). link

Other interesting links

Museum Specimen Preparation Guidelines (incl. Vouchers) by J. Heraty, D. Yanega, S. Triapitsyn link

Preservation and Curation of Insects (by BugwoodWiki - Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia.) link

Ants: Standard Methods for Measuring and Monitoring Biodiversity link

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith