Megarhyssa macrurus lunator

This is one of the more impressive parasitoids found in North America: Megarhyssa macrurus lunator, a parasitoid that attacks sawfly larvae.  My son Eitan discovered this one on a hike to Castle Rock in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.  Notice the impressive ovipositor, arching up over the wasp’s back, and then down between its legs, where it is drilling into the log in search of its host.

 

Here are some links to documents that are important for all lab members to be able to access:

1.  Chemical hygiene plan

2.  IIPP  – 2016

3.  EAP – 2016

4.  Safety Data Sheets (SDS’s):

All safety data sheets can be found on the Fisher web-site

5.  Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s):

Acutely toxic soilds and liquids

Carcinogens

Corrosives

Flammable liquids

Formaldehyde

Phenol

reproductive toxins

Sodium azide

Strong Oxidizing Agents

Working alone

6.  New lab members — useful links:

Site-specific initial safety training for all new employees

Training check-list

Matrix of required trainings

On-line UC Fundamentals of laboratory safety training (required)

On-line Heat Illness prevention training (required)

Driving safely!

7.  lab safety review (self-inspection) checklist

8.  Heat Illness Prevention Procedures Manual

9.  Annual group training refresher