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David HughesBy David Hughes
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David HughesBy David Hughes
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    You will be listed on the wall of our web exhibit and on the permanent photography exhibit as well.

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    A zombie ant photograph with a thank you note from the team, including an explanation of the science behind the image. You get to choose from where in the world that picture is taken.

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    Photo of your choice and personal emails from the lab and field throughout the project letting you know how it is going.

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    A personalized zombie ant calendar with a compelling image for each month and a cool science section explaining what is happening in each image, where it the world it was taken and how you helped. We can also put in other's names and you can make it a gift

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    The antPad! You get one of our custom built ant nests whittled out of wood and which we will have used either in the forest or the lab. A note of thanks will be engraved on the antPad.

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    Your very own zombie ant! We will provide a mounted specimen of an ant killed by the zombie ant fungus. You can choose to have it gold coated on a stage which we would do if we examined it with powerful Scanning Electron Microscope. You will also get lots of biological details of your sample in a nice presentation booklet with images of the site and other infected ants.

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    Members of the Hughes Lab will come to any school classroom (in the continental U.S.) of the supporter's choosing and will hold a 1-day, hands-on workshop on zombie ants, animal behavior, and rainforest biology that will be tailored to the age and interests of those students. We will also throw in a public lecture in your community. We will bring plenty of zombie ants, ant brains and microscopes!

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    You get to join us on an expedition in the Amazon rainforest and be part of our research team! You can work with us for any length of time between 3 days and 3 weeks. In addition to involving you directly in our work, we will show you lots of local points of interest and help you organize river trips to see the Amazon. We can advise on arranging transportation to Brazil, but that part must be paid for separately.

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    You become intimately involved in the naming of a new species of zombie ant fungi. We will involve you in the process, showing you the science, why it is a new species and get your suggestions on what species should be called. It does happen that new species are named after people. Names are permanent and it will outlive us all!

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