The Environmental Science and Informatics Section staff is also experienced in the preparation of insect specimens. Our collection of terrestrial invertebrates is an invaluable resource to the study of Okinawa's biodiversity. This collection serves to facilitate basic research and to educate the next generation about the natural history of present-day Okinawa. In particular for ants, we maintain a high-quality collection of Okinawan regional specimens identified to the species level.
Request the use of specimens from the OIST collection for research purposes