Wing Morphometry.

Wing Morphometry. 

We used Beemorph (www.hockerley.plus.com) which gives a simple analysis of Cubital Index and Discoidal Shift and Identify (http://www.drawwing.org/identifly). (Identifly is an upgrade of DrawWing. )

Adam Tokilski is the world authority of wing morphometry and http://www.coloss.org/beebook cites Drawwing as the gold standard. Adam was a great help.

 The wing morphometry turned into a bit of a team effort. For each hive we took 30 young worker bees (this takes some skill) and took a digital microscope photograph of the right forewing of each bee and posted the image on dropbox where they could be accessed by the team.

One of 30 right forewings from a pure Amm Manx sample ( courtesy Harry Owens.)

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