So today, I was walking through the woods at my park just after sundown, when I noticed a little mound nest. I looked closer to see if it could maybe be Trachymyrmex septentrionalis. I saw no movement, until I saw a small ant walking across the top of the mound. I thought it was Aphaenogaster, and took a closer look. I was shocked to realize she was Trachymyrmex septentrionalis! I flipped out in excitement! I pulled out my phone to record her, and was able to for only a few seconds until she ran into the discrete nest entrance. I saw another one though, carrying a piece of soil. I was able to record her for longer. i had to go back home, but I've marked the location of the nest with a stick. I'm gonna come back tomorrow with a shovel and excavate the nest, slowly and carefully. I am SOOOOO excited to have a colony of Trachymyrmex septentrionalis!!!
Edited by Ferox_Formicae, July 18 2019 - 6:44 PM.