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Favorite ant genus

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Poll: Favorite ant (19 member(s) have cast votes)

Favorite ant genus

  1. Camponotus (9 votes [25.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.71%

  2. Formica (4 votes [11.43%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.43%

  3. Myrmica (1 votes [2.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.86%

  4. Tetramorium (2 votes [5.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.71%

  5. Nylanderia (1 votes [2.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.86%

  6. Messor (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Pogonomermex (3 votes [8.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.57%

  8. Lasius (1 votes [2.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.86%

  9. Brachyponera (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Psuedomyrmex (3 votes [8.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.57%

  11. Aphaenogaster (2 votes [5.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.71%

  12. Myrmecocystus (3 votes [8.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.57%

  13. Dorymyrmex (1 votes [2.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.86%

  14. Solenopsis (2 votes [5.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.71%

  15. Crematogaster (3 votes [8.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.57%

Favorite cryptic ant

  1. Strumigenys (7 votes [46.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 46.67%

  2. Hypoponera (2 votes [13.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.33%

  3. Stigmatomma (6 votes [40.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

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#1 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 19 2019 - 5:49 PM

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If your favorite ant is not listed, post it. :)

Edited by Ant_Dude2908, May 20 2019 - 6:38 AM.

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#2 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted May 19 2019 - 5:54 PM

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Jeez this is a hard question, but I've narrowed it down to three, DacetonStrumigenys, and Cephalotes. I'd have to go with Daceton as my favorite though.


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#3 Offline Martialis - Posted May 19 2019 - 6:21 PM

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There've been quite a few of these threads around searching the posts is nice

 

Anyways, I think it's obvious which mine is.  :P


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#4 Offline AntPhycho - Posted May 19 2019 - 6:45 PM

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Solenopsis is my favorite genus by far!


Founding:              

Solenopsis invicta Experimental 7 Queen Colony                    

Liometopum occidentale                                                          Pogonomyrmex californicus 2 Queen Colony

Forelius sp. 4 Queen Colony                                                   Solenopsis xyloni 3 Queen Colony

Forelius sp.                                                                              Pogonomyrmex californicus 4 Queen Colony

Pogonomyrmex californicus x5                                                 Would you buy from someone who insults you as a result of a question? 

Solenopsis xyloni x9                                                                  June 9, 2019 (10:41AM) drtrmiller: you are obviously so mentally deficient, you are incable of understanding... 

 

 

 


#5 Offline Canadian anter - Posted May 19 2019 - 6:49 PM

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There've been quite a few of these threads around searching the posts is nice
 
Anyways, I think it's obvious which mine is.  :P

Formica? /s

#6 Offline Acutus - Posted May 19 2019 - 7:07 PM

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Over all I say Camponotus cause they are big, polymorphic and easy to keep.

I select Aphaenogaster too but really only A. tennesseensis

 

Also interest in the Fungus Ants Trachymyrmex septentrionalis and Stigmatomma pallipes 


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Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva


#7 Offline FSTP - Posted May 19 2019 - 7:17 PM

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I'm appauled that Dorymyrmex isn't on the list.


Edited by FSTP, May 19 2019 - 7:17 PM.

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#8 Offline ponerinecat - Posted May 19 2019 - 8:15 PM

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Strumigenys, mystrium, cephalotes, stigmatomma, acanthomyrmex, meranoplus, proceratium, discothyrea, protalaridris... the list goes on and on. Just cryptic ants in general.



#9 Offline Leo - Posted May 19 2019 - 9:07 PM

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Strumigenys, mystrium, cephalotes, stigmatomma, acanthomyrmex, meranoplus, proceratium, discothyrea, protalaridris... the list goes on and on. Just cryptic ants in general.

I might get mystrium or meranoplus soon XD


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#10 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 20 2019 - 3:19 AM

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Hmmm. Mystrium sounds, mysterious.
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#11 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 20 2019 - 4:35 AM

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Added cryptic ants. ;)

#12 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 20 2019 - 4:41 AM

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Bro! You left off Crematogaster...


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#13 Offline FeedTheAnts - Posted May 20 2019 - 6:06 AM

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100% Crematogaster is the best genus... but it's not listed :mad:


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#14 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 20 2019 - 6:39 AM

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100% Crematogaster is the best genus... but it's not listed :mad:


Yes it is. Right under Solenopsis.

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#15 Offline CoolColJ - Posted May 20 2019 - 6:54 AM

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Pheidole.....

and Carebara
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Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#16 Offline ForestDragon - Posted May 20 2019 - 11:20 AM

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Pheidole should be on the list they are my fav


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#17 Online CatsnAnts - Posted May 20 2019 - 12:38 PM

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What about Temnothorax? I’m in love with them, but haven’t found any queens (although my black light shipped today and should arrive tomorrow).
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Yep, I got no colonies, takin a fresh start!

#18 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 20 2019 - 12:42 PM

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What about Temnothorax? I’m in love with them, but haven’t found any queens (although my black light shipped today and should arrive tomorrow).




They are more common than Camponotus in rotting hickory nuts and twigs.
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#19 Online CatsnAnts - Posted May 20 2019 - 12:51 PM

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Wait really? I’ve looked in so many acorns, walnuts, and sticks, and I’ve only found Camponotus queens and colonies! :( guess I’ll have to try different locations.
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Yep, I got no colonies, takin a fresh start!

#20 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 20 2019 - 1:14 PM

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I mean tiny twigs, like maybe 1/4 inch outer diameter.
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