humidity hinders collecting

I grabbed a healthy sample of leaf litter and put it in my Winkler funnel prior to leaving for a four day trip. I figured the litter would have been completely extracted by then – WRONG. At 100% humidity, the had litter lost little moisture… Kudos. I ended up having to hand sort it this morning. To my surprise, most of the beetles had left the litter sample by then; most likely due to the high density of Myrmica ants.

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