Capture a 200 worker colony of leptogenys sp, large and very very very aggressive I was stung 20-15 times in the process of capture, felt like getting stabbed by needles, the marks are still on my arm . they have a few eggs and attack anything that moves. their rear end is quite shiny while their front half resembles black sandpaper army-antish behavior, very interesting ants.
I have dubbed them leptogenys sp 1
new colony of leptogenys sp, a smaller and SLIGHTLY (emphasis on slightly) less aggressive, captured 97% of the colony quite alot of brood . gaster is shiny but the front is less rough than species 1. still sorting them out, once again army-antish behavior and very fast. This genus of ants seems to produce a sound similar to a rain stick when alarmed/panicked and can be heard 60-70 cm away. pics soon .
pro tip: never ever never ever use a 20 second aspirator, I swallowed a worker+dirt, dirt tastes like really badly made coffee powder and sand mixed together
Edited by Leo, December 8 2017 - 5:16 PM.