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#1 Offline Billy - Posted September 9 2015 - 7:47 AM

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This thread is for posting your own photos of ants, and discussion of the equipment and techniques used to create them. I'll start! :)

 

20308300853_2f4e9981e9_z.jpgAnts pulling wasp head by Billy Bradley, on Flickr


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#2 Offline Diffeomorphismus - Posted September 9 2015 - 7:59 AM

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Thanks to you for starting this thread!

 

The "birth" of a new worker of my Cataglyphis cf. bicolor colony:

 

 

 

 

 


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#3 Offline Billy - Posted September 9 2015 - 9:08 AM

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Awesome photo, especially since it must have been taken through formicarium glass. The correct term is "eclosion," by the way.


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#4 Offline AntsTexas - Posted September 9 2015 - 10:04 AM

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Thanks to you for starting this thread!

 

The "birth" of a new worker of my Cataglyphis cf. bicolor colony:

 

what kind of ant is this? lol did not even read it.... never mind


Edited by AntsTexas, September 9 2015 - 10:05 AM.

Ant Queens found:

 

Solenopsis Invicta,  Solenopsis xyloni,  Brachymyrmex depilis/Sp,  Myrmecocystus Mimicus,  Pogonomyrmex barbatus,

Forelius pruinosus,  Camponotus sayi, Dorymyrmex insanus, crematogaster ashmeadi,

 

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Ant Queens i have going right now:

 

camponotus sayi, solenopsis invicta, Myrmecocystus Mimicus, Forelius pruinosus

Pogonomyrmex barbatus, and some others (no i.d.)

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#5 Offline kellakk - Posted September 9 2015 - 11:09 AM

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This is a good start to what will hopefully be a great thread.


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Current Species:
Novomessor cockerelli (2), Brachymyrmex patagonicus (1)Veromessor pergandei (1?), Dorymyrmex bureni (1)


#6 Offline Jonathan21700 - Posted September 9 2015 - 12:02 PM

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Amazing pictures! Great work guys! :)


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#7 Offline William. T - Posted September 9 2015 - 2:31 PM

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Interesting! Love the pictures!


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Species I keep:

 

1 Lasius cf. Neoniger 30 workers

1 Camponotus sp. 15 workers

20 Tetramorium SpE 30 workers

1 T. Sessile 200 workers

 


#8 Offline Barristan - Posted September 16 2015 - 9:46 AM

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Edited by Barristan, April 29 2017 - 1:13 PM.

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#9 Offline Jonathan21700 - Posted September 16 2015 - 11:08 AM

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Nice! Were they raised from a single queen?



#10 Offline Barristan - Posted September 17 2015 - 1:32 AM

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Hi Jonathan21700,

 

no I didn't raise the colony from a single queen. The colony already had 50 - 100 workers (I don't remember the exact number).



#11 Offline Thomas_Nguyen2456 - Posted September 17 2015 - 5:51 AM

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Solenopsis fugax in their nest:

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You should probably move them out of the tube. They look crowded



#12 Offline Diffeomorphismus - Posted September 18 2015 - 6:02 AM

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Formica sensu stricto spec.

 

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These ants are strictly protected in Germany. So it's even not allowed to collect only one worker.

 


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#13 Offline Barristan - Posted September 18 2015 - 8:44 AM

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You should probably move them out of the tube. They look crowded

 

 

They don't live in a test tube. They live in a small nest made of acrylic glass. They have plenty of space available:

 

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#14 Offline Baccus20 - Posted October 11 2015 - 11:58 AM

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This thread is for posting your own photos of ants, and discussion of the equipment and techniques used to create them. I'll start! :)
 
20308300853_2f4e9981e9_z.jpgAnts pulling wasp head by Billy Bradley, on Flickr

so..... Billy, what did you use to take your photo???? Thanks, Darryl

#15 Offline drtrmiller - Posted October 11 2015 - 12:40 PM

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so..... Billy, what did you use to take your photo???? Thanks, Darryl


If you look on the Flickr page, you'll see the camera make and model, lens, and settings.


#16 Offline Baccus20 - Posted October 11 2015 - 12:45 PM

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so..... Billy, what did you use to take your photo???? Thanks, Darryl

If you look on the Flickr page, you'll see the camera make and model, lens, and settings.
thanks!!!!!

#17 Offline dspdrew - Posted November 11 2015 - 11:49 AM

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Acromyrmex versicolor
 
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Camponotus fragilis
 
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Camponotus semitestaceus
 
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Crematogaster sp.
 
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Myrmecocystus mexicanus
 
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Myrmecocystus navajo
 
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Myrmecocystus cf. placodops
 
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#18 Offline bibiwood - Posted November 11 2015 - 12:47 PM

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Lasius sp.

 

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#19 Offline dspdrew - Posted November 11 2015 - 2:47 PM

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Myrmecocystus cf. mimicus

 

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Myrmecocystus yuma

 

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Novomessor cockerelli

 

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Pheidole hyatti

 

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Pheidole vistana

 

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Pogonomyrmex californicus

 

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Pogonomyrmex tenuispinus queen and P. californicus, P. rugosus, and P. subnitidus workers.

 

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Pogonomyrmex tenuispinus queen and P. californicus worker.

 

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Pogonomyrmex tenuispinus queen and P. rugosus worker.

 

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Temnothorax caguatan

 

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Temnothorax sp.

 

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Veromessor pergandei

 

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#20 Offline Barristan - Posted November 14 2015 - 2:40 PM

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