Here in Southern Maine ethanol seems to be non existent. And I have been retired long enough to apparently lose my lab contacts from work. So, Everclear was next, but not sold in Maine or NH anymore. I went to Barcardi151 until something else comes along.
First question: Would someone supply a bioquip, or similar, order number for suitable vials, please. I have been using some from long ago that were used in a centrifuge, and too often they leak. I now give off smell like rum, which I don't mind, but it seems to produce strange looks when I go down for coffee in the morning.
I found my renewed interest after getting A Field Guide to the Ants of New England. This, for me, was an easy read, informative, and centered around my area, Southern Maine,
I don't think I have any interest in ant farms. And I suspect actually pinning ants will not hold my interest. But, after a couple of enjoyable evenings working with an inspection microscope and the camera, I think being able to ID the ants in my area will keep me going for a long while.
Being an old fart and a geek, the neighbors are long used to me doing something strange. The last few years working on Bryophytes and crawling around the woods cemented any strange thoughts!
So, second question: will I be able to get confirmation of my IDs from photography? More clearly, will others be able to confirm what I think from photographs alone?
Useful comments are welcome. If this is not the right section of the forum, please let me know.
Frank Allen North Waterborto Maine