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Ant Identification Workshop

  Through 7/157/16 - 7/16
Workshop $60.00 $80.00

Provides advanced training in ant identification for pest management professionals. Topics to be covered include an introduction to ant biology, taxonomy, and morphology, how to monitor ants, and general principles of fire ant and other ant control. The class will make extensive use of microscopes to learn to recognize the key aspects of ant structure and develop the ability to identify ants to the genus level with a microscope. Students will collect ants from the field and identify their catch.

By the end of the class, students will be able to:

  • Identify key pest control implications of sociality in ants.
  • Use the keys in Ant Genera of Texas to identify ants to genus level.
  • Explain how ant baits work to eliminate ant colonies.
  • List the key nutritional substrates used in ant baits.
  • Sample for ants using different food attractants.
  • Demonstrate proper use of applicators for fire ant bait and tell when it should be applied.


  • Dr. Robert Puckett
  • Dr. Mike Merchant

CEUs: 6.5 hours verified training in Pest Category, 1 CEU Pest, 1 CEU IPM

Class size limited to 15. A box lunch will be provided.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

If a cancellation becomes necessary, please send notification to Cancellations received no later than July 15, 2020 will be issued a $50 refund.