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Ant colony I found - Sydney, NSW, Australia - 27/3/2018


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#1 Offline CoolColJ - Posted March 26 2018 - 8:52 PM

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1. Location of collection - my front yard!
2. Date of collection - established young colony, 27/3/2018
3. Habitat of collection - my front yard garden
4. Length - queen about 5mm, workers 2-3mm
5. Coloration - mostly black
6. Distinguishing characteristics - ?
8. Nest description - under some wood chips, and some loose debris
 
can walk over fluon barrier!
 
I was out in my front yard, flipped some wood chips over under a small tree, and boom, I saw a ton of larvae and eggs. And some small black ants scurring around.
Replaced the wood chips, and isolated the area around it, by clearing and digging the lose ground down a few inches.
And it appeared that was the whole nest, in the wood chips.
I put the wood chips into a small vial
 
These ants are tiny, and the queen is around 5mm. There are some really pale recently eclosed workers as well.
 
Some quick rushed shots - hard to photo due to small scurrying ants... might be able to get better ones later on, if they will move into test tube etc
 


 

Edited by CoolColJ, March 26 2018 - 8:55 PM.

Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus Sp1. (furnace ant) red and black, Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Lots of Pheidole colonies....  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Myrmecia fulvipes queen
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/


#2 Offline CoolColJ - Posted March 27 2018 - 2:08 AM

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I moved them into a test tube, quite easily, they found it straight away.

 

A lot of brood, and I see different castes? Looks like they majors that store food?

A little like honeypot ants....

 

click for full size - large pic, a little overexposed


Edited by CoolColJ, March 27 2018 - 2:08 AM.

Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus Sp1. (furnace ant) red and black, Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Lots of Pheidole colonies....  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Myrmecia fulvipes queen
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/


#3 Offline Phoenix - Posted March 27 2018 - 3:03 AM

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Doleromyrma sp.


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Colonies

Camponotus cf. albosparsus — Journal

Camponotus cf. auriventris — Journal
Camponotus sp.
Colobopsis spp.
Crematogaster sp.
Nylanderia sp.  Journal
Pheidole cf. parva
Solenopsis geminata — Journal
 

#4 Offline CoolColJ - Posted March 27 2018 - 12:56 PM

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So I  have suggestions of Doleromyrma species, Ochetellus, Technomyrmex or Nylanderia :)


Edited by CoolColJ, March 27 2018 - 12:57 PM.

Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus Sp1. (furnace ant) red and black, Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Lots of Pheidole colonies....  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Myrmecia fulvipes queen
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/


#5 Offline LC3 - Posted March 27 2018 - 4:10 PM

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I second Deleromyrma.


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#6 Offline CoolColJ - Posted March 27 2018 - 10:08 PM

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Does look pretty similar

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Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus Sp1. (furnace ant) red and black, Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Lots of Pheidole colonies....  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Myrmecia fulvipes queen
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/





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