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#21 Offline LC3 - Posted November 14 2015 - 3:14 PM

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A new hybrid?

 

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what's the funny looking appendage on it's face? Also did you photograph that?


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#22 Offline Barristan - Posted November 15 2015 - 2:26 AM

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Just played a little bit with gimp the face is of a black panthera. I did photograph the rest of the picture (it's a Camponotus vagus queen)


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#23 Offline dermy - Posted November 15 2015 - 10:53 AM

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A new hybrid?

 

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Haha nice one, I had to turn my head a bit to figure it out :P


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#24 Offline Typo--29 - Posted May 23 2016 - 9:34 AM

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I was wondering if there are any cameras under 150$ that would take photos good enough to ID ants with my old camera just isn't good enough

#25 Offline Kwitzats - Posted May 23 2016 - 10:34 AM

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any tips on a camera/ lens purchase for macro? cheaply BTW.


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IMHO of course.


#26 Offline Barristan - Posted May 24 2016 - 10:04 AM

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any tips on a camera/ lens purchase for macro? cheaply BTW.

 

Buy a super zoom camera with decent low iso image quality + achromatic close-up lens (not the cheap ones) + flash.

I use this combination for 4 years now and I'm quite happy with it.



#27 Offline Nexus - Posted July 21 2016 - 7:13 AM

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Updating this thread :

 

 

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Pachycondyla astuta

 

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Aphaenogaster cf subterannea

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Messor capitatus

 

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Camponotus sp

 

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Formica sp

 

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Not an ant but the same family (hymenoptera). Still counts right ? :)

 

In case you wonder, these species aren't american but european and chinese for the first one. ;)

 

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#28 Offline AntsMAN - Posted July 21 2016 - 7:33 AM

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I just got a Canon EOS Rebel T5, with 18-55mm with a DIY extension tube. Works well for what I'm looking for. Will be getting a Macro lens in the future, but this works well enough for now. Still working on my lighting.

 

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Current queens/colonies

Camponotus novaeboracensis x2

Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2

Camponotus herculeanus x1

Formica sp. x1

Lasius americanus x1  (Lasius alienus)

Lasius neoniger x1

Crematogastor cerasi x1

Myrmica sp. x1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#29 Offline Deion - Posted October 4 2016 - 2:44 PM

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https://goo.gl/photo...4C1oz2bEhRxd5fA. Wild ants eating oreo creme
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#30 Offline Trailandstreet - Posted October 5 2016 - 12:40 PM

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27305594222_ca90163a79.jpgLasius cf flavus with nanitics by franz steinleitner, auf Flickr

27087504561_4ca0a5e433.jpgIMG_2708 by franz steinleitner, auf Flickr


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:hi: Franz

if you find any mistakes, it's my autocorrection. it doesn't speak english.


#31 Offline Deion - Posted October 15 2016 - 8:52 AM

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Cricket in entrance of ant hill https://goo.gl/photo...nCtxb44kPScXez7
If all humans disappeared today ,the earth would start improving tomorrow.If all the ants disappeared today ,the earth would start dying tomorrow.
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#32 Offline Deion - Posted October 15 2016 - 8:58 AM

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Ant eating on part of fundip stick https://goo.gl/photo...oEnZXxtnr4ZDLDA
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#33 Offline Leo - Posted December 7 2016 - 4:36 AM

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crematogaster sp


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#34 Offline Leo - Posted December 7 2016 - 4:37 AM

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camponotus nicobarensis


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#35 Offline Leo - Posted December 7 2016 - 4:39 AM

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whuds dis?


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#36 Offline Leo - Posted December 7 2016 - 4:44 AM

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pachycondyla sp?


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#37 Offline Loops117 - Posted December 7 2016 - 6:30 AM

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My favorite picture. It's of my sons C.pennsylvanicus colony.

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#38 Offline Loops117 - Posted December 7 2016 - 8:34 AM

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Wasmannia auropunctata

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#39 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 30 2016 - 10:58 AM

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I was wondering if there are any cameras under 150$ that would take photos good enough to ID ants with my old camera just isn't good enough

Try an olloclip attachment for an iPhone. That can take some amazing macro photos.


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#40 Offline Aaron567 - Posted March 5 2017 - 3:58 PM

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Pseudomyrmex gracilis male.

 

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