I’m in the process of creating a traditional project to collect observations of predators (or just “eaters,” really) of periodical cicadas, and I ran into a problem: I want the project to focus on the predators, not the cicadas themselves, and I’d like to be able to exclude Magicicada spp. from the project. This is easy to do with collection projects, but I couldn’t find a way to do it in the traditional project setup menu.
Under the Observaton Rules, there’s an option in the drop-down menu for “Observation must be in taxon”, but there’s none for “Observation must not be in taxon.” Short of adding every animal taxon other than Magicicada (which would be nuts), I can’t think of a handy way around this.
I searched the site and forum, but couldn’t find anyone describing quite this same problem. The ability to exclude taxa would be a feature that I’m sure others could use in their traditional projects, too.