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#21 Offline Broncos - Posted November 25 2019 - 1:49 PM

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Argentine ants after breaking in to your formicariums...
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#22 Offline AntsDakota - Posted November 25 2019 - 4:17 PM

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The Life Cycle of a Camponotus colony

 

 

 

1. Queen mates and lands

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2. Queen is captured by ant keeper

 

 

 

 

3. Queen raises brood

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4. Queen gets nanitics

 

 

5. Colony grows

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6. COLONY DIES

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#23 Offline ponerinecat - Posted November 25 2019 - 4:56 PM

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for me they never get to the grow stage


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#24 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted November 26 2019 - 11:30 AM

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For me they get to a few hundred then get alates.
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#25 Offline ponerinecat - Posted November 26 2019 - 11:43 AM

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for me they get a worker and lots of pupae then melt into combustable puddles of grease


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#26 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted November 26 2019 - 12:21 PM

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No one:

 

You: When you tell someone you're interested in ants

 

Them: Oh cool! Could you come up with something to kill fire ants?

 

You:

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Them:                                                                       You:

"Boy, what are you doing with that weird thing          Just trying to collect some Aphaenogaster

around your neck!?"                                                  lamellidens with an aspirator

this-woman-yelling-at-a-cat-meme-is-stil

 

*both of these based off of true life events*


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#27 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted November 26 2019 - 12:34 PM

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#28 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted November 26 2019 - 1:00 PM

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No one:

 

You: When you tell someone you're interested in ants

 

Them: Oh cool! Could you come up with something to kill fire ants?

 

You:

dsmGaKWMeHXe9QuJtq_ys30PNfTGnMsRuHuo_MUz

 

 

Them:                                                                       You:

"Boy, what are you doing with that weird thing          Just trying to collect some Aphaenogaster

around your neck!?"                                                  lamellidens with an aspirator

this-woman-yelling-at-a-cat-meme-is-stil

 

*both of these based off of true life events*

This isn't meme related, but AntWiki says that A. lamellidens has odor defenses and is unpleasant to aspirate. Is that true in your experience?


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#29 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted November 26 2019 - 1:14 PM

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Yes. It's not as bad as Tapinoma sessile, but it's still pretty bad.
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#30 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted November 26 2019 - 1:37 PM

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It can be annoying for sure, but it's not too bad. Crematogaster are worse though...


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#31 Offline Manitobant - Posted November 26 2019 - 4:54 PM

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It can be annoying for sure, but it's not too bad. Crematogaster are worse though...

clearly you havent tried rufa group formica yet...
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#32 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted November 26 2019 - 5:22 PM

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It can be annoying for sure, but it's not too bad. Crematogaster are worse though...

clearly you havent tried rufa group formica yet...

 

You are very right. The only species I've seen from the group, F. obscuriventris, I saw before I had my aspirator. The worst ants I've ever aspirated was a colony of Camponotus decipiens.


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#33 Offline Broncos - Posted November 26 2019 - 5:32 PM

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Why does one aspirate worker ants?


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#34 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted November 26 2019 - 6:31 PM

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Why does one aspirate worker ants?


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When collecting a colony or simply collecting specimens.


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#35 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted November 26 2019 - 6:33 PM

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Why does one aspirate worker ants?


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Nevermind, I misunderstood the question.


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#36 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted November 26 2019 - 6:51 PM

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A better ant alignment chart

 

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#37 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted November 26 2019 - 7:13 PM

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A better ant alignment chart

 

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Where Brachyponera chinensis?

 

Southeastern problems, am I right?


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#38 Offline Manitobant - Posted November 26 2019 - 7:44 PM

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It can be annoying for sure, but it's not too bad. Crematogaster are worse though...

clearly you havent tried rufa group formica yet...
You are very right. The only species I've seen from the group, F. obscuriventris, I saw before I had my aspirator. The worst ants I've ever aspirated was a colony of Camponotus decipiens.
well I'm still betting rufa group formica are worse than Camponotus. A large obscuriventris colony can make the whole area around the nest smell like formic acid, like hard to breathe cause of so much acid.

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#39 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted November 27 2019 - 5:04 AM

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I'd advise not aspirating Formica and Camponotus. Formic acid can cause problems in your lungs and airway. Permanent problems.
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#40 Offline FeedTheAnts - Posted November 27 2019 - 8:54 AM

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I'd advise not aspirating Formica and Camponotus. Formic acid can cause problems in your lungs and airway. Permanent problems.

Ya, I was an idiot and did it multiple times with both Formica and Crematogaster. My throat started hurting after a while but I didn't know any better. It is totally not healthy.


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