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Strumigenys Habitat

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#1 Offline CloudtheDinosaurKing - Posted July 21 2018 - 10:07 PM

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I was wondering if anyone knows where Strumigenys, or Miniature Huntress Ants, are most often found. I've heard that one species lives in and around the nests of Aphaenogaster tennesseensis, and I know where one is. I'm really hoping to find some to pin or keep. Thank you in advance.


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#2 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted July 22 2018 - 7:46 PM

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I find them all the time in decaying logs or branches. More uncommonly under rocks embedded in leaf litter. The main thing to look out for is areas with high densities of springtails which is why they may live inside the nests or nearby to other ants.


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Currently keeping:

Ants:    Stigmatomma pallipes

            Temnothorax schaumii - Journal

            Temnothorax curvispinosus

            Myrmecina americana - Journal

            Ponera pennsylvanica - Journal

            Formica incerta Journal

            Formica subsericea

            Formica rubicunda

            Aphaenogaster tennesseensis - Journal

            Aphaenogaster rudis Journal

            Myrmica spp. Journal

            Camponotus chromaiodes - Journal

            Camponotus pennsylvanicus

            Camponotus subbarbatus - Journal

            Camponotus sp.

            Strumigenys pergandei - Journal (Discontinued)

            Strumigenys pilinasis - Journal

            Hypoponera opacior

            Tetramorium immigrans - Journal

            Tapinoma sessile - Journal

            Lasius americanus

            Lasius neoniger

            Lasius murphyi

            Solenopsis molesta

            Pheidole pilifera

 

Other:  Millipedes

Isopods

Springtails

Soil Centipedes (Geophilomorpha sp.)

Stone Centipedes (Lithobius sp.)

Mealworms/Superworms

Indian Mealmoth Culture

Dipluras

Some types of mites


#3 Offline CloudtheDinosaurKing - Posted July 24 2018 - 6:58 PM

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I find them all the time in decaying logs or branches. More uncommonly under rocks embedded in leaf litter. The main thing to look out for is areas with high densities of springtails which is why they may live inside the nests or nearby to other ants.

Thanks! I will be on the lookout for them when I get back home in a week and a half.


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