Aloha Acari from Hawaii
The Bishop Museum Entomology Collection is launching another expedition to continue digitizing our parasite specimens as part of the Terrestrial Parasite Tracker Project. The Aloha Acari from Hawaii expedition focuses on Bishop Museum’s extensive mite collection mounted on microscope slides. Thousands of slides have been scanned and are ready to have their labels transcribed to allow acarologists and other scientists to gain access to this vital data for research. Many of the mites from this project were collected from mice, rats, and birds like the migratory Pacific Golden Plover, Pluvialis fulva.
We look forward to your participation and joining our virtual ohana of citizen scientists.
— Jim Boone, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawai‘i