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Can I get a RIP for this queen.


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#1 Offline TechAnt - Posted June 29 2020 - 9:39 AM

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RIP Queen that was IDed as Pheidole Vistana, reason of death: Argentines.

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Ants:
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(x1) Pheidole californica ~200 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~a batch of pupae and 5 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)

Non-Ants:
A bunch of fish ~50 fish

Ants Wanted:
Myrmecocystus sp. and Acromyrmex sp.


#2 Offline Froggy - Posted June 29 2020 - 9:41 AM

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R.I.P. Pheidole queen 2020-2020


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#3 Offline AntsDakota - Posted June 29 2020 - 10:25 AM

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#5 Offline Canadant - Posted June 29 2020 - 11:04 AM

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Trumpets here. RIP. Hopefully a speedy death. 


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#6 Offline Temperateants - Posted June 29 2020 - 11:07 AM

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RIP. Also, why did the argentines remove the legs, not eat the more nutricious gaster and thorax?


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#7 Offline TechAnt - Posted June 29 2020 - 11:10 AM

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RIP. Also, why did the argentines remove the legs, not eat the more nutricious gaster and thorax?

I dunno, I just saw her getting her legs get pulled off onto the sand, where they took them into a bush. They were carrying the rest of the body though slower. Then I got a stick and got the poor queen. I was gonna record it but I wanted to see if I could still save her, sadly no :(.

If only I had been there a few minutes before I could have got her.

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Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Pheidole californica ~200 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~a batch of pupae and 5 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)

Non-Ants:
A bunch of fish ~50 fish

Ants Wanted:
Myrmecocystus sp. and Acromyrmex sp.


#8 Offline FSTP - Posted June 30 2020 - 8:03 AM

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That’s to bad you couldn’t save her, valiant effort though. That’s one of my favorite sp of Pheidole

#9 Offline TheMicroPlanet - Posted June 30 2020 - 9:05 AM

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Judging by the missing legs, I think the argentines gave her a RIP too.


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#10 Offline ponerinecat - Posted June 30 2020 - 10:34 AM

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RIP. Also, why did the argentines remove the legs, not eat the more nutricious gaster and thorax?

I dunno, I just saw her getting her legs get pulled off onto the sand, where they took them into a bush. They were carrying the rest of the body though slower. Then I got a stick and got the poor queen. I was gonna record it but I wanted to see if I could still save her, sadly no :(.

If only I had been there a few minutes before I could have got her.

 

Argentines simply kill like that. Youll see that pretty much every ant they kill gets dismembered, the argentines will pull on the prey and spread eagle them, ripping off the limbs. When my Formica got attacked all workers had their antennae and legs removed, queen had both antennae clipped.

 


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#11 Offline Temperateants - Posted June 30 2020 - 10:54 AM

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Judging by the missing legs, I think the argentines gave her a RIP too.

Rip in pieces. NIcenicenicenicenice


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