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#1 Offline Kujawaorchids - Posted August 11 2017 - 8:13 PM

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A few species I found during camping trip this week.

 

Crematogaster cerasi?

36375937241_bc8a95223f_c.jpgA few species found during camping trip by Mikhail kujawa, on Flickr

Aphaenogaster sp?

36375935861_61da30461f_c.jpgA few species found during camping trip by Mikhail kujawa, on Flickr

Formica sp?

36375934661_e25471133f_c.jpgA few species found during camping trip by Mikhail kujawa, on Flickr


Edited by Kujawaorchids, August 11 2017 - 8:17 PM.

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Local species i'm working with.

 

Dorymyrmex insanus
​Lasius flavus
Lasius neoniger
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis
Pogonomyrmex rugosus
Myrmica sp

Myrmecocystus mimicus
Pheidole sp
Formica podzolica
Formica bradleyi
Formica pallidefulva
Crematogaster emeryana
Crematogaster cerasi
Camponotus herculeanus
Camponotus Pennsylvanicus
Tetramorium caespitum or sp E

Pseudomyrmex pallidus

Solenopsis molesta


#2 Online T.C. - Posted August 11 2017 - 8:20 PM

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Man, you could teach me a thing or two about photography. I believe your right with all your ID's. I unfortunately won't be able to narrow them down for you though.
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#3 Offline VoidElecent - Posted August 12 2017 - 4:44 AM

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Wow, these pictures are amazing. In the future, it would be a good idea to try to stick to the template so you don't forget crucial information like measurements, but I think these pictures will do the trick.

 

The first looks like Crematogaster—narrowing it down to a species for this ant will be tough, given how difficult they are to ID. I think the second is actually Myrmica. Myrmica species are also incredibly difficult to identify, so getting down to the species will be tricky for this one too. Remember too feed your Myrmica queen soft-bodied arthropods every two to three days in an outworld; they are semi-claustral. The third does look like Formica, possibly in the fusca group.


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#4 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 12 2017 - 7:55 AM

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The first one looks a lot like C. ashmeadi to me, the second one I think is Myrmica, and the third is most certainly Formica, don't know what species though.


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#5 Offline Kujawaorchids - Posted August 12 2017 - 8:42 AM

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Man, you could teach me a thing or two about photography. I believe your right with all your ID's. I unfortunately won't be able to narrow them down for you though.

 

Thank you again! :)


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Local species i'm working with.

 

Dorymyrmex insanus
​Lasius flavus
Lasius neoniger
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis
Pogonomyrmex rugosus
Myrmica sp

Myrmecocystus mimicus
Pheidole sp
Formica podzolica
Formica bradleyi
Formica pallidefulva
Crematogaster emeryana
Crematogaster cerasi
Camponotus herculeanus
Camponotus Pennsylvanicus
Tetramorium caespitum or sp E

Pseudomyrmex pallidus

Solenopsis molesta


#6 Offline Kujawaorchids - Posted August 12 2017 - 8:49 AM

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Wow, these pictures are amazing. In the future, it would be a good idea to try to stick to the template so you don't forget crucial information like measurements, but I think these pictures will do the trick.

 

The first looks like Crematogaster—narrowing it down to a species for this ant will be tough, given how difficult they are to ID. I think the second is actually Myrmica. Myrmica species are also incredibly difficult to identify, so getting down to the species will be tricky for this one too. Remember too feed your Myrmica queen soft-bodied arthropods every two to three days in an outworld; they are semi-claustral. The third does look like Formica, possibly in the fusca group.

 

Thank you!

Ah yes I forgot to add the measurements, will do next time.

 

Great advice! Placed all the Myrmica queens in a out world and they ate right away. They remind me of small Pogonomyrmex.


The first one looks a lot like C. ashmeadi to me, the second one I think is Myrmica, and the third is most certainly Formica, don't know what species though.

 

Thank you!


Edited by Kujawaorchids, August 12 2017 - 8:50 AM.

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Mikhail Kujawa

 

www.KujawaOrchids.com

 

My pictures on flickr

 

Local species i'm working with.

 

Dorymyrmex insanus
​Lasius flavus
Lasius neoniger
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis
Pogonomyrmex rugosus
Myrmica sp

Myrmecocystus mimicus
Pheidole sp
Formica podzolica
Formica bradleyi
Formica pallidefulva
Crematogaster emeryana
Crematogaster cerasi
Camponotus herculeanus
Camponotus Pennsylvanicus
Tetramorium caespitum or sp E

Pseudomyrmex pallidus

Solenopsis molesta


#7 Offline Kujawaorchids - Posted August 15 2017 - 6:22 PM

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Found a few colonies of these. The workers are 1mm.

 

36430511672_f1578d68ce_c.jpgUntitled by Mikhail kujawa, on Flickr


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Mikhail Kujawa

 

www.KujawaOrchids.com

 

My pictures on flickr

 

Local species i'm working with.

 

Dorymyrmex insanus
​Lasius flavus
Lasius neoniger
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis
Pogonomyrmex rugosus
Myrmica sp

Myrmecocystus mimicus
Pheidole sp
Formica podzolica
Formica bradleyi
Formica pallidefulva
Crematogaster emeryana
Crematogaster cerasi
Camponotus herculeanus
Camponotus Pennsylvanicus
Tetramorium caespitum or sp E

Pseudomyrmex pallidus

Solenopsis molesta


#8 Offline Batspiderfish - Posted August 15 2017 - 7:33 PM

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Dorymyrmex insanus


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Exotic ants are for those who think that vibrant diversity is something you need to pay money to see. It is illegal to transport live ants across state lines.

 

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#9 Offline Kujawaorchids - Posted August 16 2017 - 3:30 AM

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Dorymyrmex insanus

 

Thank you! I now know what those 3 queens I have are. Excellent! 


Mikhail Kujawa

 

www.KujawaOrchids.com

 

My pictures on flickr

 

Local species i'm working with.

 

Dorymyrmex insanus
​Lasius flavus
Lasius neoniger
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis
Pogonomyrmex rugosus
Myrmica sp

Myrmecocystus mimicus
Pheidole sp
Formica podzolica
Formica bradleyi
Formica pallidefulva
Crematogaster emeryana
Crematogaster cerasi
Camponotus herculeanus
Camponotus Pennsylvanicus
Tetramorium caespitum or sp E

Pseudomyrmex pallidus

Solenopsis molesta


#10 Offline VoidElecent - Posted August 16 2017 - 4:59 AM

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Found a few colonies of these. The workers are 1mm.

 

36430511672_f1578d68ce_c.jpgUntitled by Mikhail kujawa, on Flickr

 

Are you sure they're only a millimeter?


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#11 Offline Kujawaorchids - Posted August 16 2017 - 5:17 AM

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Positive, If not even half 0.5mm. Very tiny.


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Mikhail Kujawa

 

www.KujawaOrchids.com

 

My pictures on flickr

 

Local species i'm working with.

 

Dorymyrmex insanus
​Lasius flavus
Lasius neoniger
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis
Pogonomyrmex rugosus
Myrmica sp

Myrmecocystus mimicus
Pheidole sp
Formica podzolica
Formica bradleyi
Formica pallidefulva
Crematogaster emeryana
Crematogaster cerasi
Camponotus herculeanus
Camponotus Pennsylvanicus
Tetramorium caespitum or sp E

Pseudomyrmex pallidus

Solenopsis molesta


#12 Offline sgheaton - Posted August 16 2017 - 5:27 AM

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Those are some great photos, Kuja. 


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#13 Offline XZero38 - Posted August 16 2017 - 6:22 AM

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Fantastic pictures! 


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#14 Offline VoidElecent - Posted August 16 2017 - 6:44 AM

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That's incredibly small!


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#15 Offline klawfran3 - Posted August 16 2017 - 8:17 AM

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I'm willing to bet that the formica is F. podzolica, it seems to be the most common species in our area.


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#16 Offline XZero38 - Posted August 16 2017 - 8:33 AM

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He is located out in Colorado though not California


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#17 Offline Kujawaorchids - Posted August 16 2017 - 4:28 PM

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Fantastic pictures! 

 

Much appreciated! 

 

Those are some great photos, Kuja. 

 Thank you! :)


Mikhail Kujawa

 

www.KujawaOrchids.com

 

My pictures on flickr

 

Local species i'm working with.

 

Dorymyrmex insanus
​Lasius flavus
Lasius neoniger
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis
Pogonomyrmex rugosus
Myrmica sp

Myrmecocystus mimicus
Pheidole sp
Formica podzolica
Formica bradleyi
Formica pallidefulva
Crematogaster emeryana
Crematogaster cerasi
Camponotus herculeanus
Camponotus Pennsylvanicus
Tetramorium caespitum or sp E

Pseudomyrmex pallidus

Solenopsis molesta


#18 Offline Kujawaorchids - Posted August 16 2017 - 4:31 PM

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I'm willing to bet that the formica is F. podzolica, it seems to be the most common species in our area.

 

Could be, we do get them here. 


Mikhail Kujawa

 

www.KujawaOrchids.com

 

My pictures on flickr

 

Local species i'm working with.

 

Dorymyrmex insanus
​Lasius flavus
Lasius neoniger
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis
Pogonomyrmex rugosus
Myrmica sp

Myrmecocystus mimicus
Pheidole sp
Formica podzolica
Formica bradleyi
Formica pallidefulva
Crematogaster emeryana
Crematogaster cerasi
Camponotus herculeanus
Camponotus Pennsylvanicus
Tetramorium caespitum or sp E

Pseudomyrmex pallidus

Solenopsis molesta


#19 Offline Kujawaorchids - Posted August 23 2017 - 8:50 PM

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Finally found a Myrmecocystus mexicanus nest here in Colorado.

You can hear my dog in the background. I did not see a huge buck right next to me and it scared the crap out of me when I got done with the video.

 

Quick phone pics and video.

35935391854_2560fcac80_c.jpgMyrmecocystus mexicanus nest in Colorado. by Mikhail kujawa, on Flickr

36372855330_b9fb5669df_c.jpgMyrmecocystus mexicanus nest in Colorado. by Mikhail kujawa, on Flickr

 

35960737453_ef39fbe9be_c.jpgMyrmecocystus mexicanus nest in Colorado. by Mikhail kujawa, on Flickr


Edited by Kujawaorchids, August 23 2017 - 9:04 PM.

Mikhail Kujawa

 

www.KujawaOrchids.com

 

My pictures on flickr

 

Local species i'm working with.

 

Dorymyrmex insanus
​Lasius flavus
Lasius neoniger
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis
Pogonomyrmex rugosus
Myrmica sp

Myrmecocystus mimicus
Pheidole sp
Formica podzolica
Formica bradleyi
Formica pallidefulva
Crematogaster emeryana
Crematogaster cerasi
Camponotus herculeanus
Camponotus Pennsylvanicus
Tetramorium caespitum or sp E

Pseudomyrmex pallidus

Solenopsis molesta


#20 Offline Kujawaorchids - Posted August 23 2017 - 9:28 PM

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Also found this queen tonight. She is much bigger than my Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen. 2 cm in length.

 

 36373280730_4f7034e39f_c.jpg2 cm queen by Mikhail kujawa, on Flickr

36600194382_1b8cfc8905_c.jpg2 cm queen by Mikhail kujawa, on Flickr

36600193032_ef4ecae1d2_c.jpg2 cm queen by Mikhail kujawa, on Flickr


Mikhail Kujawa

 

www.KujawaOrchids.com

 

My pictures on flickr

 

Local species i'm working with.

 

Dorymyrmex insanus
​Lasius flavus
Lasius neoniger
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis
Pogonomyrmex rugosus
Myrmica sp

Myrmecocystus mimicus
Pheidole sp
Formica podzolica
Formica bradleyi
Formica pallidefulva
Crematogaster emeryana
Crematogaster cerasi
Camponotus herculeanus
Camponotus Pennsylvanicus
Tetramorium caespitum or sp E

Pseudomyrmex pallidus

Solenopsis molesta





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