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Antkid's ants!(updated 18/09/2020)

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#41 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted July 24 2020 - 8:41 AM

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Those are definitely Solenopsis carolinensis they are tiny and light colored like mine.

Most species in the Solenopsis molesta-complex are tiny and light colored. There is really no way to tell the difference without a microscope. I'd just leave it at Solenopsis sp. for now.


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#42 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 25 2020 - 2:25 PM

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Fuzzy picture of Tetra queens 3+4's bigger brood pile.

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Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#43 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 25 2020 - 2:50 PM

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Pheidole morrisii: Pupae!  :yahoo:  :good2: I'm expecting the first nanitic to eclose any time now. 


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Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#44 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 25 2020 - 3:37 PM

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Pheidole morrisii: Pupae! :yahoo: :good2: I'm expecting the first nanitic to eclose any time now.

Excellent! The pupae phase is really short with Pheidole.
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#45 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 25 2020 - 4:36 PM

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Pheidole morrisii: Pupae! :yahoo: :good2: I'm expecting the first nanitic to eclose any time now.

Excellent! The pupae phase is really short with Pheidole.

 

The pupae are getting darker. I hope they eclose tomorrow. 


Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#46 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 26 2020 - 3:00 AM

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Pheidole morrisii: First worker has eclosed with more on the way!  :yahoo:  :party:

 

pics coming soon


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Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#47 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 26 2020 - 3:20 AM

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Pheidole morrisii: First worker has eclosed with more on the way! :yahoo: :party:
Cheeeers!
pics coming soon

Cheeers!

Edited by ANTdrew, July 26 2020 - 3:21 AM.

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#48 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 26 2020 - 4:36 AM

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Another nantitic!!!


Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#49 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 26 2020 - 10:43 AM

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Pheidole morrisii pics:

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Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#50 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 27 2020 - 4:34 AM

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Today I gave the Pheidole morrisii an outworld with sand.


Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#51 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 27 2020 - 9:23 AM

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The pheidole morrisii was actually pheidole dentata. 


Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#52 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 27 2020 - 10:03 AM

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Plot twist!
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#53 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted July 27 2020 - 7:18 PM

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The pheidole morrisii was actually pheidole dentata.

Nope. She does indeed look like Ph. morrisii.

Edited by Ant_Dude2908, July 27 2020 - 7:18 PM.


#54 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 28 2020 - 3:07 AM

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The pheidole morrisii was actually pheidole dentata.

Nope. She does indeed look like Ph. morrisii.

 

Are you sure? The workers are hardening and are now brownish in the head and gaster.


Edited by Antkid12, July 28 2020 - 6:02 AM.

Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#55 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 28 2020 - 3:10 AM

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Pheidole are about as fun as Crematogaster to ID, huh?
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#56 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 28 2020 - 3:14 AM

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The queen looks normal for Pheidole morrisii though.


Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#57 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted July 28 2020 - 6:11 AM

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The queen looks normal for Pheidole morrisii though.


Wait till majors arrive in a few weeks.
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#58 Offline AntsDakota - Posted July 28 2020 - 6:32 AM

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Pheidole are about as fun as Crematogaster to ID, huh?

What about Lasius.......


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#59 Offline NickAnter - Posted July 28 2020 - 7:16 AM

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Lasius are the king of hard to id, but able to without genetic testing. I mean, once you know how, and if you have a microscope its not that hard though. All you have to do is count, and look at the shape of the teeth on the mandible, and look at what type of hairs there are on the antennal scape. At least for niger group.


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Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax nevadensis, Temnothorax chandleri, Temnothorax arboreus Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis xyloni, Formica perpilosa, Formica cf. lasiodes, Formica cf. neogagates Pogonomyrmex californicus, Pogonomyrmex salinus, and Myrmecocystus testaceus!!!!

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

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#60 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 28 2020 - 9:47 AM

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Solitary bees are even harder. Experts hardly even bother getting to species level.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.





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