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Anting Pictures Near Sydney, Australia - with Antaioli

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#1 Offline antaioli - Posted September 27 2017 - 8:38 PM

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Hello! I'll be using this thread to post photos of local ants I come across :)

28th September 2017

I took these photos in my backyard today.

~2mm minors ~4-5mm major

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This is another hole about a metre away, with lots of dead ants around it?

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Not sure if these guys are the same species, these majors are ~3mm

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Bonus random bug

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#2 Offline rdurham02 - Posted September 28 2017 - 8:12 AM

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Love the look of those majors! Awesome  :D



#3 Offline antaioli - Posted September 28 2017 - 6:51 PM

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Love the look of those majors! Awesome  :D

Yes! It's the first time I've ever seen them as well. Would love to have a queen :)

 

29th September 2017

Local park. 3-4pm. 25deg

#1 ~10mm

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#2 ~8mm

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#3 ~3-4mm

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#4 ~8mm

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#5 ~3mm

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#6 ~9mm

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#7 ~3-4mm

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#4 Offline antaioli - Posted October 2 2017 - 6:13 PM

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3rd October 2017

These are taken in my yard.

#1 and #2 What looks like a dead centipede being swarmed. 3-4mm workers

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#3 Dead beetle along the line to the centipede

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#4 and #5 Nest entrance to "Green Ant" nest. Not sure of the ID. 8-9mm workers

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#5 Offline Pleming - Posted October 2 2017 - 10:44 PM

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That #2 green ant looks amazing.



#6 Offline KBant - Posted October 2 2017 - 11:00 PM

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i would be so tempted to smuggle in a queen from australia. you guys have some beautiful ants!



#7 Offline Del - Posted October 3 2017 - 12:01 AM

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From your 29/9 post:
1. Polyrhachis ammon

2. Rhytidoponera sp.

3. Crematogaster sp.

6. Iridomyrmex purpureus 

 

Happy anting :)


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#8 Offline antaioli - Posted October 3 2017 - 1:50 AM

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From your 29/9 post:
1. Polyrhachis ammon

2. Rhytidoponera sp.

3. Crematogaster sp.

6. Iridomyrmex purpureus 

 

Happy anting :)

Thank you! And thank you to everyone watching this thread :)

 

3 October 2017

Bushland near my house.

These were with my phone so not amazing quality.

#1 I believe this is a meat ant nest. I can remember this nest being here as far back as 14-15 years.

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#2 nest entrance

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#3 9mm worker

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#4 11mm worker

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#5 there was a fight happening between some meat ants and this much smaller species. Looked like the small guys were winning.

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#6 Termites ~4mm workers

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#7 and #8 This is a new species to me, really nice gold on them! 2-3mm

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#9 11-12mm

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#10 #11 This was the first really big species of the day 16-17mm

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#12 #13 #14 These girls were scary to be around. Very aware I was there. Around 20-25mm!

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#15 This is one area I was in. Definitely a fire recently and the reason for the blackened ground.

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#9 Offline antaioli - Posted October 8 2017 - 4:59 AM

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8 October 2017 - Coastal Bushland

#1 and #2 ~11mm I've never personally seen this type of ant before. Beautiful black, slight purple?

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#3 Meat Ant nest/mound roughly 1.5m in diameter. You do not want to be standing at the top of this. Very aggressive when agitated. Saw a few other nests that looked inactive on the surface as well.

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#4 Meat Ant nest entrance. Workers ~8-9mm Definitely a staple of my anting experiences. Tempted to hunt for a queen some day.

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#5 and #6 Banded Sugar Ant? Unsure. ~12mm

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#7 and #8 ~4mm Very oddly shaped, I think there are spines on it. Wish I got nicer photos of these.

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#10 Offline antaioli - Posted October 10 2017 - 4:18 PM

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9 October 2017 - Local Bushland

#1 ~12mm I've done some googling and this looks like Myrmecia fulvipes

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#2 ~8mm

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#11 Offline sgheaton - Posted October 11 2017 - 5:16 AM

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Yup. Even the ants in Australia are going to kill me. They are some gnarly lookin' buggers. Thank you for goin' out and taking nice pictures of the different species. 


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#12 Offline antaioli - Posted October 21 2017 - 3:26 PM

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Yup. Even the ants in Australia are going to kill me. They are some gnarly lookin' buggers. Thank you for goin' out and taking nice pictures of the different species. 

I'm glad you like my amateur photos :)

 

11 October 2017 - Local Bushland

#1 ~8mm

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#2 and 3 ~5mm These were the most shiny/metallic looking ants I have ever seen! My photos don't do them justice.

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19 October 2017 - Local Bushland

#1 ~7mm They seemed to be very interested in this crack in the tree next to a termite tunnel. New species for me.

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#13 Offline NZAntKeeper - Posted October 21 2017 - 4:24 PM

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Great pics!

 

October 3rd

#4-Polyrachis

#7,8-Meranoplus

#10,11-Myrmecia nigrocincta

 

October 11th

#1-Possibly Dolichoderus scabridus?

#2,3-Rhytidoponera aspersa

 

October 19th

#1-Podomyrma gratiosa 


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Species I have kept or are keeping
-Nylanderia sp?
-Pheidole sp
-Pachycondyla Castanea (I didn't catch the queen sadly)
-Monomorium Antarcticum
-Iridomyrmex sp
-Ochetellus Glaber

-Amblyopone Australis






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