Recording and Identification
A basic recording sheet is presented below. This can be used for surveillance and monitoring purposes.
If ants are placed into tubes or vials, every vial should be labelled with site name/code, date, and collector. Labels should be written either in pencil or with a drawing pen (e.g. Staedtler pigment liner) – otherwise the ink will run when placed into the ethanol. A biro pen is not suitable.