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Odiniidae revision
phil withers
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Posted on 04-03-2008 23:31

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I am currently working towards a revision of palaearctic Odiniidae: any specimens gratefully received (warning: I will cut them up !)
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Posted on 05-03-2008 07:28
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Are you investigating the DNA or why are you cutting them up? Cool
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Posted on 05-03-2008 07:39

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Cutting the back ends off to make genitalia mounts: nothing as sophisticated as DNA evaluation !
Jan Willem
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Posted on 05-03-2008 10:54
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Hi Phil,

I will do my best to sort out some material and send it to you!
Jan Willem van Zuijlen
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Posted on 11-03-2008 13:53
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really it is easy to extract the DNA of any thing (I managed to get out onion DNA Grin). Grin The problem is reading the bases. Grin
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phil withers wrote:
Cutting the back ends off to make genitalia mounts: nothing as sophisticated as DNA evaluation !

Are you interested in single females?

That is, female odinids collected without males Pfft As you know, netted material of this family tend to be mostly females. I'd like to know where the males spend their time - higher up in the canopy perhaps?
phil withers
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Posted on 11-03-2008 16:01

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Always interested in single females (!): I think I might make some progress with evaluation of spermathecae. As to the behaviour of males, they are relatively well represented in collections from wine-traps, but rare (as you correctly state) in nature...or our appreciation of nature anyway. It might be that a) they fly higher than our nets reach, Cool they don't feed as adults, so don't live very long or c) behave like typical males and hang around on street corners waiting for the girls to go past.
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