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#1 Offline Rick54 - Posted May 19 2017 - 9:12 AM

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I was wondering if anyone could give me a guess on what red ants would make a ant hill in the meadows of Michigan. I run across these in open fields and they measure about 2 ft. across and 18 inches high. I don't think they're Camponotus novaeboracensis as I've read up on those and the habitat doesn't seem the same. I'd say these are a medium sized ant. As a kid, we used to take a stick and open the top up to see all the ants running around. I remember they have a good bite to them also! 



#2 Offline T.C. - Posted May 19 2017 - 9:47 AM

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Tha ant hills are that size? At first I thought you meant the ants! Haha

Edited by T.C., May 19 2017 - 10:00 AM.

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#3 Offline Martialis - Posted May 19 2017 - 9:52 AM

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Formica


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#4 Offline Nathant2131 - Posted May 19 2017 - 9:57 AM

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Images are ideal.
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#5 Offline Bracchymyrmex - Posted May 19 2017 - 11:12 AM

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Edited by Bracchymyrmex, May 19 2017 - 11:13 AM.

  • Colonies (available for adoption):

    • Camponotus pennsylvanicus (7x) 
    • Nylanderia cf. flavipes (10x) 
    • Nylanderia faisonensis (1x) 
    • Prenolepis imparis (14x) 
    • Crematogaster cf. cerasi (1x)
    • Brachymyrmex depilis (1x) 
    • Myrmica spp. (2x)
    • Pheidole bicarinata (6x)
    • Pheidole pilifera (1x)
    • Tetramorium Sp. E (12x)
    • Solenopsis molesta (10x)

#6 Offline Canadian anter - Posted May 19 2017 - 4:12 PM

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Defined one of the parasitic Formica. Maybe aserva group or exsectoides group? Or perhaps microgyna or rufa? We need images




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