Ant mini-exhibit “Little Aliens” at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum (July 2021)

We organized a small exhibit at the entrance of the Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum called “Little Aliens〜The Little Invaders Lurking in Okinawa”. This exhibit was part of the special exhibition “Evolution for Everyone” hosted by the Museum.We displayed panels that explained the evolution and ecology of alien ants and our efforts to control them in Okinawa, ant specimens collected in the OKEON Churamori project, and 3D ant models. Unfortunately, few people were able to see this exhibit because it was closed following the declaration of a state of emergency due to COVID-19. We are truly sorry about this, and we would like the opportunity to show this exhibit again someday.