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#41 Offline AntsDakota - Posted November 27 2019 - 9:49 AM

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I finish telling friends about all the marvelous characteristics of ants, and the amazing species diversity. Amazing, right?

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#42 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted November 29 2019 - 5:28 PM

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Is this a fire ant?

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#43 Offline ponerinecat - Posted November 29 2019 - 5:31 PM

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Half the world population: Fire ant = red so red ant = fire ant. Red ant = bad. Hmm? Its mostly brown? Now look here child, there's a speck of maroon right there so its a fire ant.


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#44 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted November 29 2019 - 7:01 PM

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No one:

 

Ecuadorian tour guides: Look out for that ant! That's the infamous Bullet Ant!

 

The ant:

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#45 Offline ponerinecat - Posted November 29 2019 - 9:08 PM

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nice spi - I mean ant. Yes. Ant.


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#46 Offline ANTdrew - Posted November 30 2019 - 8:14 AM

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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

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#47 Offline Broncos - Posted February 24 2020 - 7:56 PM

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#48 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted March 4 2020 - 5:28 PM

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The Secret Villain of Disney's, The Lion King Leaked?

 

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We've been led to believe our whole lives that the villain of Disney's, The Lion King was Scar, forming an alliance with Spotted Hyenas that drove the native herbivores away, but is that really true? I present to you my theory... INVASIVE ATTA LEAFCUTTER ANTS!!! That's right! The real villains were under our noses this whole time! Due to selfish humans accidentally introducing Atta cf. cephalotes to areas of southern Africa, a whole chain reaction was set off, leading to plant life dying off, causing native species to form alliances with each other as herbivores moved on to seek out areas with more vegetation. Those damn leafcutter ants! *slowly and creepily turns head to all of the young, northern antkeepers wishing to irresponsibly keep large Attines*

 

I saw some meme like this somewhere on Twitter, and I would give rights to the idea, but I have no idea where it came from...


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#49 Offline ponerinecat - Posted March 4 2020 - 5:35 PM

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The Secret Villain of Disney's, The Lion King Leaked?

 

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We've been led to believe our whole lives that the villain of Disney's, The Lion King was Scar, forming an alliance with Spotted Hyenas that drove the native herbivores away, but is that really true? I present to you my theory... INVASIVE ATTA LEAFCUTTER ANTS!!! That's right! The real villains were under our noses this whole time! Due to selfish humans accidentally introducing Atta cf. cephalotes to areas of southern Africa, a whole chain reaction was set off, leading to plant life dying off, causing native species to form alliances with each other as herbivores moved on to seek out areas with more vegetation. Those damn leafcutter ants! *slowly and creepily turns head to all of the young, northern antkeepers wishing to irresponsibly keep large Attines*

 

I saw some meme like this somewhere on Twitter, and I would give rights to the idea, but I have no idea where it came from...

No, that's not Atta. Look at the spines. New genus. I name thee Nopethicus Nonexisticanea


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#50 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted March 4 2020 - 5:39 PM

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The Secret Villain of Disney's, The Lion King Leaked?

 

C9V9aL-XcAA6QfQ.jpg

 

We've been led to believe our whole lives that the villain of Disney's, The Lion King was Scar, forming an alliance with Spotted Hyenas that drove the native herbivores away, but is that really true? I present to you my theory... INVASIVE ATTA LEAFCUTTER ANTS!!! That's right! The real villains were under our noses this whole time! Due to selfish humans accidentally introducing Atta cf. cephalotes to areas of southern Africa, a whole chain reaction was set off, leading to plant life dying off, causing native species to form alliances with each other as herbivores moved on to seek out areas with more vegetation. Those damn leafcutter ants! *slowly and creepily turns head to all of the young, northern antkeepers wishing to irresponsibly keep large Attines*

 

I saw some meme like this somewhere on Twitter, and I would give rights to the idea, but I have no idea where it came from...

No, that's not Atta. Look at the spines. New genus. I name thee Nopethicus Nonexisticanea

 

Do take into account that Atta major workers do tend to have reduced or lacking pronotal anterior spines, as if the case for these individuals. Given the lack of the classic golden hairs on the head of major Atta cephalotes, I would say that these are in fact Atta sexdens or a similar species. Preserved specimens are needed to confirm that ID, however, so at the moment, I'd say we should simply leave them at Atta sp.


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#51 Offline ponerinecat - Posted March 4 2020 - 7:25 PM

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I think we can agree Atta do not have feathery legs, short, pointy antennae, two segmented thoraxes, and a leg for each body segment.


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#52 Offline AntsDakota - Posted March 5 2020 - 3:54 PM

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Camponotus‚Äč queen after getting her nanitics:

 

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#53 Offline AntsDakota - Posted March 5 2020 - 4:10 PM

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#54 Offline AntsDakota - Posted March 5 2020 - 4:14 PM

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Picture this- a Lasius neoniger colony has just been infiltrated by a parasitic queen. The workers come up and smell the new queen, thinking it's their own:

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#55 Offline Da_NewAntOnTheBlock - Posted March 5 2020 - 4:22 PM

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lol, that's gold


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#56 Offline Da_NewAntOnTheBlock - Posted March 5 2020 - 4:27 PM

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I should make some myself when I get the time...


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#57 Offline AntsDakota - Posted March 5 2020 - 5:24 PM

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The more the merrier! I always enjoy a good meme.......
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#58 Offline AntsDakota - Posted April 7 2020 - 1:50 PM

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#59 Offline ponerinecat - Posted April 7 2020 - 1:51 PM

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You happened. 



#60 Offline Pumpkin_Loves_Ants - Posted April 7 2020 - 1:52 PM

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Edited by Pumpkin_Loves_Ants, April 7 2020 - 1:54 PM.

Lasius Neoniger (Around 23ish workers)

Tetramorium Immigran (8 Workers)

Myrmica Queen (Not 100% on species)

Formica Subsericea (No workers)





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