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Dspdrew's Pheidole sp.1 Journal [237] (Discontinued)


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#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 23 2017 - 12:48 PM

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  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

9-23-2017

 

I found this Pheidole queen on my black light in Trabuco Canyon, California around 5:00 AM on 8-2-2017.

 

Original ID Thread: http://www.formicult...on-ca-9-23-2017

 

1. Location of collection:  Trabuco Canyon, California
2. Date of collection:  8-2-2017
3. Habitat of collection:  Oak Forest
4. Length (from head to gaster):  6mm (queen), 2mm (worker)
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: Queen - Rust color, brown gaster; Worker - Rust color thorax, maize gaster, brown head
6. Distinguishing characteristics: Short spines
7. Anything else distinctive:
8. Nest description:

9. Nuptial flight time and date: 5:00 AM, 8-2-2017

 

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She got her first workers about two weeks ago. This is the first time I've seen this species before. I like the darker heads. There's not a lot of species of ants around here with heads darker than the rest of their body. It's usually the other way around for some reason.

 

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#2 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted September 23 2017 - 2:14 PM

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Augh, I want pheidole so bad! How do you find them?
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#3 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 24 2017 - 2:11 AM

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  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Black light.



#4 Offline dspdrew - Posted October 2 2017 - 1:53 AM

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Update 10-2-2017

 

Something killed tons of my ants, including all of this queen's workers.



#5 Offline ctantkeeper - Posted October 2 2017 - 2:54 AM

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Update 10-2-2017

 

Something killed tons of my ants, including all of this queen's workers.

Sorry, that really sucks :(. Any idea what did this?



#6 Offline dspdrew - Posted November 30 2017 - 3:59 AM

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  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

 

Update 10-2-2017

 

Something killed tons of my ants, including all of this queen's workers.

Sorry, that really sucks :(. Any idea what did this?

 

 

I think it was something I spray painted. It must have given off too many fumes in the room.



#7 Offline dspdrew - Posted November 30 2017 - 4:02 AM

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  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Update 11-30-2017

 

The queen eventually died too.






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