Hey all, just curious if anyone has collected and kept Cryptopone gilva?
Offline - Posted May 5 2019 - 5:12 AM
Online - Posted May 5 2019 - 11:53 AM
No, but I found some orange hypoponera like ants. Could they be cryptopone?
Offline - Posted May 6 2019 - 1:53 AM
Ponerinecat, I had to use the microscope in the lab at UT using Bolton's New General Catalogue as reference to see the setae on the mesotibia to confirm the species. If you have access to a good scope you may have to do that, but from the picture you posted on the link above it definitely looks externally like a Cryptopone.
Online - Posted May 9 2019 - 4:47 PM
That wasn't my picture. I just linked you to someone else's journal. You could ask them what happened. I don't have a microscope like that, but under a really high magnification glass, it looks like cryptopone.
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