Use freely, but please cite the original research paper if you use any of these datasets.
*The .nex (NEXUS) and .tre (tree) files below can be opened with a variety of programs, including some of the phylogenetic programs in R and a program called FigTree. In addition to FigTree, there are several other programs that can be used for this purpose.
Data files for download for Museum vs. Cradle Ant Biogeography:
Data files for download for Ant Phylogeny and Diversification:
Data files for download for Pheidole phylogeny:
Moreau (2008) MPE 48(1): 224-239.
Moreau 2008 Matrix and tree without branch lengths
Moreau 2008 Matrix and tree with branch lengths
Moreau 2008 Dated chronogram from minimum fossil dates (r8s)
Molecular Laboratory Protocols
Here you will find pdf files of protocols we use in the Ant Lab. Feel free to use them and modify as needed for your group of interest.
Many of these protocols below have been published and are available in a single publication.
Digestive tract of ants to aid in gut dissections for microbial analysis:
Ant gut dissection with labels #1
Ant gut dissection with labels #2
Figure 13 from Wheeler (1910)* highlighting structures
Figure 15 from Wheeler (1910)* highlighting structures
* Wheeler (1910) Ants: Their Structure, Development, and Behavior. (Columbia Biological Series, Number 9, Columbia University Press)