Insect Biodiversity Pre-sorter

Some of our plant-insect projects entail sampling insects from the soil or litter. These samples often contain a fair bit of detritus along with the insects, and pre-separating the insects from the detritus while separating them into vials by general groups like beetles, wasps, ants, or springtails is extremely helpful to our insect identifiers! This job requires good attention to detail, as there can be many extremely tiny invertebrates like mites that must be separated. Some knowledge of insect orders is preferred, but we will provide training to a committed individual.

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