InvictDetect™ Plus ImmunoStrip®
The InvictDetect™ Plus ImmunoStrip® is used to identify the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, by detection of the Soli2 protein; the black imported fire ant, Solenopsis richteri, by detection of the Solr2 protein; and Solenopsis invicta × richteri hybrids. The test is appropriate for testing a pooled sample containing five (5) worker ants. This protocol is not intended for individual ant testing. ImmunoStrips® are the perfect screening tool for use in the field, greenhouse, and the lab.
*** WARNING *** Sample collection tools are not included with this kit. While collecting ants for testing, handle with caution. Imported fire ant stings can cause local and systemic allergic reactions.
Included in ISK Kit:
- InvictDetect™ Plus ImmunoStrips®
- Ant extraction buffer 2 (AEB2)
- 100 µL exact volume pipettes
- Plastic pestles
- 1.5 mL microcentifuge tubes
- User Guide
Required but Not Included:
- Ant collection tools
For a full list of included items, including sizes, please see the Content List.
Validation Report Summary
Test Format: ImmunoStrip® Lateral Flow Device (LFD)
|Limit of detection: 1.3 µg/mL of purified Soli2 protein|
|Limit of detection: 3.0 µg/mL of purified Solr2 protein|
|Solenopsis invicta Antibodies||Solenopsis richteri Antibodies|
|Soli2 (Solenopsis invicta ants)||Solr2 (Solenopsis richteri ants)|
|Soli21 (Solenopsis invicta ants)|
|1Solenopsis richteri antbodies cross-react to Soli2 protein (Solenopsis invicta ants)|
For a list of validated hosts, please see the Full Validation Report.