Take a tour of the Santa Rosa science station with team member Arista Tischner, and learn what it's like to sleep, eat, and work "in the wild." This is the tenth installment in a series of video journals by Dr. Corrie Moreau and her team documenting their 2012 expedition to catalog and study ant diversity in Costa Rica's Guanacaste region.
During the trip, team members collected ant specimens, reared live ants on special diets, and took samples of several ant species that will be studied back home at The Field Museum. By learning more about the relationship between diet, anatomy, and species diversity, the team hopes to better understand the mechanisms of evolution that affect all life on Earth.
Be sure to check out Video Journal #11: “More Cool Costa Rican Critters” at vimeopro.com/fieldmuseum/expeditions-ants-diet-and-dna-detectives/video/95765651.
For more about Dr. Moreau's Costa Rican Expedition, please visit expeditions.fieldmuseum.org/test-child-expedition.
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