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The Official SOCIETY OF DAKOTAN ANT KEEPERS Thread! Tetramorium!

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#1 Offline AntsDakota - Posted February 14 2020 - 2:44 PM

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Ants4Fun, Ants_Dakota, and any other future South Dakotan ant keepers, let us take the time to share our local ant keeping experiences! I hope this season is the best yet!


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"God made..... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. (including ants) And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 NIV versionCurrently Keeping: Aphaenogaster picea, Aphaenogaster rudis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Formica subsericea, Lasius americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Myrmica sp., Pogonomyrmex occidentalis, Ponera pennsylvanica ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________My Journal__________________________________________________________________________________________<p>Attention South Dakotans! Join us on The SoDAK (Society of Dakotan Ant Keepers)

#2 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted February 14 2020 - 3:45 PM

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Alright, I will start. My Tetramorium colony has 17 workers, and lots of larva


Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

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#3 Offline Ants4fun - Posted February 14 2020 - 3:59 PM

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Awesome. South Dakota getting some love.
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#4 Offline AntsDakota - Posted February 15 2020 - 11:10 AM

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Just for anyone who's curious, these are the species and times I have witnessed flying over the past few years:

 

 

Camponotus pennsylvanicus- late May through early July

Camponotus novaeboracensis- mid June through early July

Tetramorium sp.- early July

Formica sp.- early July through mid August

Dorymyrmex cf. insanus- July

Lasius nearcticus- August

Lasius americanus - early August through early September

Brachymyrmex depilis- August through early September

Solenopsis molesta- early August through early September

Aphaenogaster rudis- late August through early September

Lasius neoniger- late August through early September

Ponera pennsylvanica- September

Myrmica sp. - September

parasitic Lasius- August through mid October


Edited by AntsDakota, February 15 2020 - 11:11 AM.

"God made..... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. (including ants) And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 NIV versionCurrently Keeping: Aphaenogaster picea, Aphaenogaster rudis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Formica subsericea, Lasius americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Myrmica sp., Pogonomyrmex occidentalis, Ponera pennsylvanica ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________My Journal__________________________________________________________________________________________<p>Attention South Dakotans! Join us on The SoDAK (Society of Dakotan Ant Keepers)

#5 Offline AntsDakota - Posted February 15 2020 - 11:11 AM

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Alright, I will start. My Tetramorium colony has 17 workers, and lots of larva

You may want to start a journal on them.


"God made..... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. (including ants) And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 NIV versionCurrently Keeping: Aphaenogaster picea, Aphaenogaster rudis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Formica subsericea, Lasius americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Myrmica sp., Pogonomyrmex occidentalis, Ponera pennsylvanica ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________My Journal__________________________________________________________________________________________<p>Attention South Dakotans! Join us on The SoDAK (Society of Dakotan Ant Keepers)

#6 Offline AntsDakota - Posted February 15 2020 - 11:13 AM

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Awesome. South Dakota getting some love.

Yes, indeed. We South Dakotans show a unique pride, love, and a sense of community within our state. It is unmatched.


"God made..... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. (including ants) And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 NIV versionCurrently Keeping: Aphaenogaster picea, Aphaenogaster rudis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Formica subsericea, Lasius americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Myrmica sp., Pogonomyrmex occidentalis, Ponera pennsylvanica ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________My Journal__________________________________________________________________________________________<p>Attention South Dakotans! Join us on The SoDAK (Society of Dakotan Ant Keepers)

#7 Offline ANTdrew - Posted February 15 2020 - 3:49 PM

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Cool. I’m mentally hearing ya’ll saying Campooonotus in the accent.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#8 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted February 15 2020 - 5:48 PM

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lol


Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

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#9 Offline AntsDakota - Posted February 15 2020 - 7:26 PM

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Cool. I’m mentally hearing ya’ll saying Campooonotus in the accent.

And I'm hearing you sutern' folk's Campernautus.  :lol:


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"God made..... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. (including ants) And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 NIV versionCurrently Keeping: Aphaenogaster picea, Aphaenogaster rudis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Formica subsericea, Lasius americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Myrmica sp., Pogonomyrmex occidentalis, Ponera pennsylvanica ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________My Journal__________________________________________________________________________________________<p>Attention South Dakotans! Join us on The SoDAK (Society of Dakotan Ant Keepers)

#10 Offline ANTdrew - Posted February 15 2020 - 7:31 PM

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Haha, true. I actually don’t really have any kind of accent.
How about dem Laaaaasius?

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


#11 Offline AntsDakota - Posted February 15 2020 - 7:34 PM

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We don't really have a strong accent at all, except for the excess of "ya'know"s.


"God made..... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. (including ants) And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 NIV versionCurrently Keeping: Aphaenogaster picea, Aphaenogaster rudis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Formica subsericea, Lasius americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Myrmica sp., Pogonomyrmex occidentalis, Ponera pennsylvanica ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________My Journal__________________________________________________________________________________________<p>Attention South Dakotans! Join us on The SoDAK (Society of Dakotan Ant Keepers)

#12 Offline ANTdrew - Posted February 15 2020 - 7:42 PM

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Okay. I must be conflating North Dakota. My family is from Wisconsin, so they talk basically the same.

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


#13 Offline AntsDakota - Posted February 15 2020 - 7:46 PM

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North Dakota? What's that?  :lol: Most of us pay almost no mind to social happenings in any other states. It's pretty isolated from everything- crimes, traffic jams, pollution, no state income taxes, no urban-lack-of-ant-diversity syndrome. Unfortunately, most people think of it as nothing more than corn fields, prairies, and Mt. Rushmore.  :facepalm:


Edited by AntsDakota, February 15 2020 - 7:46 PM.

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"God made..... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. (including ants) And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 NIV versionCurrently Keeping: Aphaenogaster picea, Aphaenogaster rudis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Formica subsericea, Lasius americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Myrmica sp., Pogonomyrmex occidentalis, Ponera pennsylvanica ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________My Journal__________________________________________________________________________________________<p>Attention South Dakotans! Join us on The SoDAK (Society of Dakotan Ant Keepers)

#14 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted February 20 2020 - 10:16 AM

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Too true, too true


Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

My Journal: https://www.formicul...every-thursday/

If you live in South Dakota, click here to connect with other South Dakotens: https://www.formicul...hread/?hl=sodak

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#15 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted February 20 2020 - 10:17 AM

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Just for anyone who's curious, these are the species and times I have witnessed flying over the past few years:

 

 

Camponotus pennsylvanicus- late May through early July

Camponotus novaeboracensis- mid June through early July

Tetramorium sp.- early July

Formica sp.- early July through mid August

Dorymyrmex cf. insanus- July

Lasius nearcticus- August

Lasius americanus - early August through early September

Brachymyrmex depilis- August through early September

Solenopsis molesta- early August through early September

Aphaenogaster rudis- late August through early September

Lasius neoniger- late August through early September

Ponera pennsylvanica- September

Myrmica sp. - September

parasitic Lasius- August through mid October

Also i didn't know that you saw camponoyus novaeboracensis


Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

My Journal: https://www.formicul...every-thursday/

If you live in South Dakota, click here to connect with other South Dakotens: https://www.formicul...hread/?hl=sodak

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#16 Offline Ants4fun - Posted February 20 2020 - 10:31 AM

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And I’m assuming you found dorymyrmex in west SD?

#17 Offline AntsDakota - Posted February 20 2020 - 6:15 PM

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No, I've found a couple colonies in my yard, and have found a few queens (all infertile) during the last couple years. I know they're Dorymyrmex, and they're a dark grey, so I call them D. insanus, as it is several species, yet to be determined.


"God made..... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. (including ants) And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 NIV versionCurrently Keeping: Aphaenogaster picea, Aphaenogaster rudis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Formica subsericea, Lasius americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Myrmica sp., Pogonomyrmex occidentalis, Ponera pennsylvanica ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________My Journal__________________________________________________________________________________________<p>Attention South Dakotans! Join us on The SoDAK (Society of Dakotan Ant Keepers)

#18 Offline Ants4fun - Posted February 20 2020 - 6:45 PM

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Wow, that’s super interesting. Never seen them in Sioux Falls before.

#19 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted February 21 2020 - 8:06 AM

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anyone know how to put pictures on your journal. I can't seem to. for some weird reason, i could do it on my first journal post, but i can't figure out how do do it again.


Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

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If you live in South Dakota, click here to connect with other South Dakotens: https://www.formicul...hread/?hl=sodak

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#20 Offline Ants4fun - Posted February 21 2020 - 8:09 AM

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