And this is it. I wrapped everything up today.
On the way to the lab in the morning I bought presents for my family at the Mercado de Artesanias. At the lab I picked the last slow growing colonies and finished my DNA extractions. Alexandra joined me for the last round and I taught her how to use the Zymo DNA Mini Kit. She will continue collecting geminate species and their associated bacteria.
In the late afternoon, Haris quickly came to say goodbye. I felt welcome here and I am grateful for a very productive time.
Finally, in the evening I took the time to meet an old friend and his lovely wife for a good dinner.
Early tomorrow morning I am flying back to California. Once I am back in my office I will edit the video recordings I took during fieldwork and add a few good shots to the photo gallery. Stay tuned!