Myrmecology - Alex Wild Photography
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Winkler extraction bags hang in Kibale forest, Uganda. Each contains several mesh sacks filled with leaf litter sifted from the forest. Arthropods walking about in the litter fall out and collect in plastic bags full of ethanol. 

This method has proven highly productive for sampling the cryptic rainforest micro-fauna, resulting in hundreds of new species.

Winkler extraction bags hang in Kibale forest, Uganda. Each contains several mesh sacks filled with leaf litter sifted from the forest. Arthropods walking about in the litter fall out and collect in plastic bags full of ethanol.

This method has proven highly productive for sampling the cryptic rainforest micro-fauna, resulting in hundreds of new species.

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