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Favorite ant genus

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Poll: Favorite ant (20 member(s) have cast votes)

Favorite ant genus

  1. Camponotus (9 votes [24.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.32%

  2. Formica (4 votes [10.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.81%

  3. Myrmica (1 votes [2.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  4. Tetramorium (2 votes [5.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

  5. Nylanderia (1 votes [2.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  6. Messor (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Pogonomermex (3 votes [8.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

  8. Lasius (1 votes [2.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  9. Brachyponera (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Psuedomyrmex (3 votes [8.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

  11. Aphaenogaster (3 votes [8.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

  12. Myrmecocystus (3 votes [8.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

  13. Dorymyrmex (1 votes [2.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  14. Solenopsis (2 votes [5.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

  15. Crematogaster (4 votes [10.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.81%

Favorite cryptic ant

  1. Strumigenys (7 votes [43.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 43.75%

  2. Hypoponera (2 votes [12.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  3. Stigmatomma (7 votes [43.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 43.75%

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#21 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted May 20 2019 - 1:20 PM

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Couldn't decide between Formica and Camponotus. Both really large with lots of species and diversity. : )


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#22 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted May 20 2019 - 1:22 PM

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Oh wow, that’s small. But okay, Thxs!
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5 queen Temnothorax ambiguus (founding)
11 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis mississippiensis (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis impressa (founding)
1 queen Lasius interjectus (with 30 host workers)
x3 1 queen Camponotus subbarbatus (founding)
1 queen Strumigebys pilinasis (colony of about 30 workers)
1 queen Ponera pennsylvanica (founding)
x2 1 queen Pheidole bicarinata (founding)
1 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (~170 workers) ... also have 2 termite colonies.

#23 Offline Leo - Posted May 20 2019 - 3:46 PM

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I've only seen 6 genus from the list above...



#24 Offline Acutus - Posted May 20 2019 - 5:47 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.

Ok I've meant to ask this before as I've seen you catching Camponotus this way. What do you call sticks? I wonder if this would work with Camponotus pennsylvanicus, castaneus, and chromaiodes? Acorns and walnuts too?


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Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva

Formica subsericea


#25 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted May 21 2019 - 2:29 AM

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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.

Ok I've meant to ask this before as I've seen you catching Camponotus this way. What do you call sticks? I wonder if this would work with Camponotus pennsylvanicus, castaneus, and chromaiodes? Acorns and walnuts too?
So by sticks, I mean like branches! So at the very minimum, 1-2 inches in diameter (preferably 2 in. Because the bigger the better)! I’ve cracked open four of these so far, but have not found pennsylvanicus, castaneus, nor chromiades. For those larger species (as I have only caught subbarbatus and nearcticus, the smaller camponotus’s) you may have to check bigger logs/branches. Sorry that I was misleading with “sticks”, it’s more like “branches”. :) Also, for the acorns and walnuts, I’ve just been looking in those to find temnothorax, but have not actually found any Camponotus! I worded that very weird when I said that, whoops!

Edited by CatsnAnts, May 21 2019 - 2:37 AM.

5 queen Temnothorax ambiguus (founding)
11 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis mississippiensis (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis impressa (founding)
1 queen Lasius interjectus (with 30 host workers)
x3 1 queen Camponotus subbarbatus (founding)
1 queen Strumigebys pilinasis (colony of about 30 workers)
1 queen Ponera pennsylvanica (founding)
x2 1 queen Pheidole bicarinata (founding)
1 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (~170 workers) ... also have 2 termite colonies.

#26 Offline Acutus - Posted May 21 2019 - 4:49 AM

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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.

Ok I've meant to ask this before as I've seen you catching Camponotus this way. What do you call sticks? I wonder if this would work with Camponotus pennsylvanicus, castaneus, and chromaiodes? Acorns and walnuts too?
So by sticks, I mean like branches! So at the very minimum, 1-2 inches in diameter (preferably 2 in. Because the bigger the better)! I’ve cracked open four of these so far, but have not found pennsylvanicus, castaneus, nor chromiades. For those larger species (as I have only caught subbarbatus and nearcticus, the smaller camponotus’s) you may have to check bigger logs/branches. Sorry that I was misleading with “sticks”, it’s more like “branches”. :) Also, for the acorns and walnuts, I’ve just been looking in those to find temnothorax, but have not actually found any Camponotus! I worded that very weird when I said that, whoops!

 

Very helpful thank you! I'm just wondering if that's a way to find the species I'm looking for. I wouldn't mind finding Nearticus myself but I don't think they are very common here.


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Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva

Formica subsericea






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