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#1 Offline CampoKing - Posted December 8 2018 - 8:33 PM

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I was trying to do legit research on the cells of carpenter ant wings, when I came across this dork image of "Carpenter" ants:

 

https://www.picfair....-pennsylvanicus

 

Had to share it.


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#2 Offline FSTP - Posted December 9 2018 - 7:35 AM

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I like this. 


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#3 Offline CoolColJ - Posted December 10 2018 - 4:56 AM

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#4 Offline DaveJay - Posted December 11 2018 - 5:53 AM

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Now that would suck! You'd have to establish a colony of R Metallica to drive them out!

#5 Offline CampoKing - Posted December 12 2018 - 6:04 AM

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On an unrelated but related note, I found a French sister site to this one: Myrmecofourmis.com

Didn't feel like making an entirely new post to announce that discovery :)


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#6 Offline Serafine - Posted December 12 2018 - 10:21 AM

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And here's your german equivalent: https://www.ameisenforum.de/ (well, the largest of them, there's like 4 major german antkeeping forums)

 

Both of them are over three times the size of Formiculture but then FC is a pretty young forum still.


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#7 Offline CampoKing - Posted December 12 2018 - 11:24 AM

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And here's your german equivalent: https://www.ameisenforum.de/ (well, the largest of them, there's like 4 major german antkeeping forums)

 

Both of them are over three times the size of Formiculture but then FC is a pretty young forum still.

 

Then again, Europe has a substantially superior ant keeping culture compared to North America.  Most Americans (including Canadians?) view ant keeping as a childhood pastime, while Europeans treat it like the cool scientific endeavor that it is.

 

For instance, the Entomological Society of Krefeld, Germany, (composed mostly of amateur enthusiasts) put many scientific institutions to shame this year when we learned about their very detailed and decades-long insect records that show rather convincingly the decline of insect populations over all taxa the last hundred years--whether that's due to climate change or other factors remains to be determined.  See their story here: https://www.nytimes....apocalypse.html


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#8 Offline Sherridaniels - Posted February 6 2019 - 2:44 AM

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Amazing.



#9 Offline FSTP - Posted February 21 2019 - 6:59 PM

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