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Pheidole antipodum


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#61 Offline CoolColJ - Posted April 9 2019 - 8:59 PM

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The largest major so far, which is actually a medium sized major I think at 6mm, compared to the larger majors and super major has darkened further.

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I can see minor, larger minor, mini major and medium major




regular Pheidole and Carebara majors just have a big head, but these girls have muscle all over!  :o
Even the upper back is bulgey B)
 

Edited by CoolColJ, April 9 2019 - 8:59 PM.

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Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

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

#62 Offline CoolColJ - Posted April 13 2019 - 10:05 PM

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Dual Pheidole antipodum queen, triple ride :lol:

That newly eclosed worker is so small and cute.... :yes:

 

The bottom queen has a nipped antenna, probably from a that recent minor fight to exert dominance.

That's when I noticed the queens stressing out and the workers all alarmed....

 

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Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

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

#63 Offline Leo - Posted April 13 2019 - 11:07 PM

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Yknow, I think my Carebara diversa has more brood right now =\



#64 Offline CoolColJ - Posted April 14 2019 - 1:09 AM

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Yknow, I think my Carebara diversa has more brood right now =\

 

The dual queen colony doesn't have much they only started going recently, the single queen has a lot

like a teaspoon worth :)


Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

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

#65 Offline Leo - Posted April 14 2019 - 1:36 AM

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Yknow, I think my Carebara diversa has more brood right now =\

 

The dual queen colony doesn't have much they only started going recently, the single queen has a lot

like a teaspoon worth :)

 

No I mean't your largest colony






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