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What's Your Favorite Ants Species?


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#1 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted October 25 2014 - 6:24 AM

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The title explains it already.



#2 Offline Crystals - Posted October 25 2014 - 8:00 AM

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I think this could be split into 2 parts.

 

What is my favorite species?

What is my favorite species that I would want to keep?

 

My favorite species seems to change every 6-10 months or so (usually depending if I am after a certain species, or if one of my colonies is really active and interesting). 

I tend to favor the Formica group as a whole.


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#3 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted October 25 2014 - 8:16 AM

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I like Formica parasites, they are so aggresive. I also like Myrmica, and Tetramorium. I would like to keep Ondontomachus.



#4 Offline DesertAntz - Posted October 25 2014 - 9:40 AM

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Solenopsis xyloni is probably my favorite species. I like fire ants. 

 

I also like the bigger ants like Veromessor and Pogonomyrmex. 

 

The ant I want to get my hands on is Odontomachus clarus. 


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#5 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted October 25 2014 - 9:50 AM

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Is this a good deal? http://www.amazon.co...lass test tubes



#6 Offline Alza - Posted October 25 2014 - 10:02 AM

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ya, it is



#7 Online dspdrew - Posted October 25 2014 - 11:17 AM

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Those aren't going to fit anything but very small ants.



#8 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted October 25 2014 - 11:35 AM

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There is a link somewhere on this forum to a good deal; they are also the test tubes that I use, and I think Drew does too.



#9 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted October 25 2014 - 11:38 AM

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My top five ants are:

-Anything in the Attine tribe (Acromyrmex versicolor!)

-Odontomachus clarus

-Myrmecocystus

-Cephalotes

-Pheidole (Pheidole tepicana is the coolest!)


Edited by Gregory2455, October 25 2014 - 11:46 AM.


#10 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted October 25 2014 - 11:43 AM

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My top five ants are:

-Anything in the Attine tribe

-Odontomachus

-Cephalotes

-Myrmecocystus

-Pheidolegeton (Pheidolegeton diversus is the coolest!)

You should change you Pheidole and geton at the end, and the species should be diversus, Like how I made it.



#11 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted October 25 2014 - 11:45 AM

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Nah. All my favorites are in California or Arizona, which is probably where I will end up anyway. :)



#12 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted October 25 2014 - 12:24 PM

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Nah. All my favorites are in California or Arizona, which is probably where I will end up anyway. :)

Have you ever thought about going to Africa or Madagascar? I think that would be cool.



#13 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted October 25 2014 - 12:30 PM

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Nah, the state right next to mine has everything I ever wanted. :)



#14 Offline dean_k - Posted October 25 2014 - 2:50 PM

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My signature says all.

 

Prenolepis imparis.

 

I'd actually like Honeypot ants but they don't live anywhere near my location, so False Honeypot ants for me. I just want one single colony of Prenolepis imparis ultimately. All other ants I am caring for is a part of my learning progress.






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