Presentation and activities in Kunigami village, December 2012

On December 16th, 2012, we relocated part of our lab in the small northern village of Kunigami to introduce the world of ants and termites to local children as well as their family members. Benoit Guénard made a presentation on social insects and later led groups in collecting ants in the vicinity. Activities also included observing ants, live and preserved, under the microscope or with the naked eye, and learning about the ants’ and termites’ way of communicating with each other thanks to pheromones. Read all about it on the OIST Website.