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Coolest ant ever?

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#1 Offline AntHUB - Posted December 2 2017 - 11:33 AM

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Just a curious question, what do you think the coolest ant ever is. Also what is the coolest ant you've ever kept in captivity.


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#2 Offline AntHUB - Posted December 2 2017 - 11:34 AM

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Overall i would say Strumigenys sp.

 

for the captive species i would say Psuedomyrmex pallidus


I am currently keepingTetramorium immigrans (queens: 1)Pseudomyrmex pallidus (Queens: ~10) i Queens in foundingFormica sp.Myrmecosystus sp.lasius neoniger x3Co-owner/ Co-creator/ marketing & graphics manager of AntHUB, an incoming ant appEmail me with questions atjk@uglyorangetruck.com(funny email, I know)

#3 Offline Ants_Texas - Posted December 2 2017 - 12:31 PM

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Most beautiful would probably go to Rhytidoponera.. coolest looking would have to be Odontomachus or Myrmecia for me. The coolest ant I've ever kept is Pseudomyrmex gracilis.


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Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus discolor 

Crematogaster laeviuscula

Pseudomyrmex gracilis x3

Solenopsis invicta 

 

Wishlist:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus sansabeanus

Camponotus vicinus

Myrmecocystus sp.

Novomessor sp.

Odontomachus sp.

Pogonomyrmex sp.

 

 

 

 

 

 


#4 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 2 2017 - 12:35 PM

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Coolest ant I've ever kept: Pseudomyrmex

Largest ant I've ever kept: Camponotus variegatus

Easiest ant I've ever kept: Ochetellus glaber

Most overrated ant I've ever kept: Tetramorium sp.e

Coolest eusocial insect other than ants that I've ever kept: Coptotermes formosanus


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Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#5 Offline T.C. - Posted December 2 2017 - 12:56 PM

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Everyone knows fire ants! S. Invicta! RIFA! The more invasive the better.

#weloveantscanada

Nah, I'm just joking. My favorite species would likely be bull dog ants. However the best I have kept is C. noveboracensis.
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#6 Offline VoidElecent - Posted December 2 2017 - 1:01 PM

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Check out Cephalotes clypeatus.


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#7 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted December 2 2017 - 1:14 PM

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Crematogaster scutellaris are my pick for the coolest ants(maybe), or Bull Ants.

Crematogaster minutissima smithi are the coolest I've ever kept


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#8 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted December 2 2017 - 1:26 PM

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Coolest ant I've ever kept: Pseudomyrmex
Largest ant I've ever kept: Camponotus variegatus
Easiest ant I've ever kept: Ochetellus glaber
Most overrated ant I've ever kept: Tetramorium sp.e
Coolest eusocial insect other than ants that I've ever kept: Coptotermes formosanus

I agree, tetramorium sp.e are probably the most boring ant I have!:ugone2far: My favorite ant is C.Noveaboricensis.

Edited by Ant_Dude2908, December 2 2017 - 1:27 PM.

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Keeper of: 2x Formica lasiodies, too many Formica pacifica, 2x Tetramorium immagrans, 1x Camponotus noveaboricensis, 2x Myrmica spp., 2x Lasius neoniger, 3x Formica subsericea,

(there may be more I am forgetting).


#9 Offline mbullock42086 - Posted December 2 2017 - 2:10 PM

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Myrmecia of any kind are amazing.

I've always wanted Polyrhachis ammon, it's sooooo beautiful, the queens look crazy



#10 Offline Antsy - Posted December 2 2017 - 4:24 PM

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GOT TO LOVE DEM TURTLE ANTS also what’s special about twig ants

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#11 Offline Leo - Posted December 2 2017 - 5:26 PM

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I found a turtle ant queen before, but it was infertile....

ANYWAYS

 

coolest: Either harpegnathos or leptogenys

Biggest: Pseudoneoponera rupfies



#12 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted December 2 2017 - 5:59 PM

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Ponerines, honey pots, leafcutters, and trapjaws!

Current colonies-

 

- 2 Camponotus chromaoides

- 1 Aphaenogaster sp. colony

- 1 Crematogaster colony

- 1 Strumigenys colony :yahoo:  :dance:  :dance2: 

 

Species checklist(ants found so far)-

- Aphaenogaster teneseensis

- Aphaenogaster picea

- Aphaenogaster sp.

- Brachymyrmex patagonicus

- Camponotus castaneus

- Camponotus chromaoides

- Camponotus nearcticus

- Camponotus pennsylvanicus

- Camponotus subbarbatus

- Colobopsis impressus(dead queen... :*(

- Crematogaster sp.

- Formica pallidefulva

- Formica sanguinea

- Formica subsericea

- Hypoponera sp.

- Lasius claviger

- Lasius umbratus

- Lasius neoniger

- Lasius sp.

- Monomorium minimum

- Myrmica sp.

- Nylanderia flavipes

- Pheidole morrisi

- Pheidole bicarinata

- Pheidole dentata(all pheidole found were workers only :( )

- Ponera pennsylvanica

- Prenolepis imparis

- Strumigenys rostrata

​- Stigmatomma pallipes :dance2:  :dance:

- Tetramorium immigrans

- Tapinoma sessile

 

Queens/colonies to Look for-

- Pheidole

- Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

- Polyergus

- Dolichoderus

- Myrmica

- Stigmatomma pallipes


#13 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 2 2017 - 6:51 PM

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I wanted to like all of the posts here, but I reached the like limit :(


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Anoplolepis Gracilipes
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Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
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Ghost Crab
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#14 Offline Martialis - Posted December 2 2017 - 6:54 PM

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Martialis heureka


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#15 Offline dermy - Posted December 2 2017 - 7:01 PM

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Myrmica, you can toss them into almost anything and they'll do good in it.



#16 Offline Ants_Texas - Posted December 2 2017 - 7:49 PM

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GOT TO LOVE DEM TURTLE ANTS also what’s special about twig ants

They're one of the few ants that are almost more wasp like then ant like. They have all of the Bull Ant characteristics too, amazing vision, great grip, and a painful sting. They're the Americas equivalent to Bull Ants is what I'm getting at.


My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK90shiLguOZBECXtwr1M7A

 

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Colonies:

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus discolor 

Crematogaster laeviuscula

Pseudomyrmex gracilis x3

Solenopsis invicta 

 

Wishlist:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus sansabeanus

Camponotus vicinus

Myrmecocystus sp.

Novomessor sp.

Odontomachus sp.

Pogonomyrmex sp.

 

 

 

 

 

 


#17 Offline Hunter - Posted December 3 2017 - 6:35 AM

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Dorylinae, Calomyrmex purpureus, Cataulacus oberthueri, Cephalotes angustus, Eciton vagans, Dasymutilla aureola, are the coolest to me


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#18 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 3 2017 - 10:56 AM

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Dasymutilla isn't even an ant.


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Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#19 Offline Hunter - Posted December 3 2017 - 11:43 AM

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Dasymutilla isn't even an ant.

yes it is



#20 Offline Hunter - Posted December 3 2017 - 11:46 AM

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Dasymutilla isn't even an ant.

yes it is

 

well it kinda is it has more characteristics then a wasp






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