A few days ago when it warmed up outside, I found 2 very small Aphaenogaster spp. colonies under rocks, they were the few small colonies out of many large ones. Aphaenogaster tends to often bring their whole colonies to the surface on warmer days, and if you're quick, it's usually as simple as scooping up the dirt and having a colony. In order to not really damage the population, I limited myself at two. There were many larger colonies and a few smaller ones, but I decided to let them be.
They are undoubtedly two different species, one is larger and one is smaller. I will soon look at antmaps and antweb to figure out what species these are.
The smaller sized ants are in an antkit nest that I had bought over a year ago, attached to an outworld via tubing. The larger ones are in a small test tube in an outworld.
Here are some pictures of the larger ants moving into the test tube.
Here's the queen
And here's the smaller colony
NOTE: Aphaenogaster are the most unclean ants ever!
Edited by AnthonyP163, August 10 2018 - 5:26 PM.