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#1 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 29 2020 - 7:51 PM

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If this thread already exists let me know. I was hoping people could type out ant species and genus pronunciation. I have no idea how to pronounce anything.


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Solenopsis molesta- a bunch

Solenopsis xyloni- 2 queens with brood

Pogonomyrmex californicus-2 

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Pheidole sp. 2 (10ish)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 5 workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-4 queens

 


#2 Online TechAnt - Posted July 29 2020 - 8:29 PM

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Pheidole: FEE-dol-ay
Formica: FORM-i-ca
Campontous: CAMP-O-not-us
Brachymyrmex: BR-ACC-e-MYRR-mex
Myrmecoystus: MY-merr-COST-us
Acromyrmex: ACK-row-MYRR-mex
Solenopsis: SOL-en-op-SES
Veromessor: VER-o-MES-or

Those are a few I know, name any species and I will put my intake if you want.

Edited by TechAnt, July 29 2020 - 8:32 PM.

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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 / eggs and 7 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~lots and lots of brood / 20 workers, 1 Queen
Non-Ants:
A bunch of fish ~50 fish

Ants Wanted:Myrmecocystus sp. and Acromyrmex sp.

#3 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 29 2020 - 8:36 PM

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Exactly thanks. Hoping people will keep adding to this till I can pronounce them all.


Solenopsis molesta- a bunch

Solenopsis xyloni- 2 queens with brood

Pogonomyrmex californicus-2 

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Pheidole sp. 2 (10ish)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 5 workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-4 queens

 


#4 Offline Zeiss - Posted July 29 2020 - 8:59 PM

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Pronunciation is different for everyone.  One person's way is not the same as everyone else.


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#5 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 29 2020 - 9:02 PM

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Just looking for the most popular or common. If I'm ever talking to another ant keeper what pronunciations are least likely to make me sound silly. 


Solenopsis molesta- a bunch

Solenopsis xyloni- 2 queens with brood

Pogonomyrmex californicus-2 

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Pheidole sp. 2 (10ish)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 5 workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-4 queens

 


#6 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted July 30 2020 - 4:38 AM

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Here’s one I found many making mistakes due to how long it is😂

Track-e-Myrr-mex sept-en-tree-on-a-lis
(Trachymyrmex septentrionalis)
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1 Savannah Monitor (cause I don't have the heart to give her up and send her away while I'm on my mission, She's my pride and joy!)

 

NOTES: I'm about to leave on a mission for my church (September 2nd, 2020-September 2022) to Mexico City, Spanish speaking. 


#7 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 30 2020 - 5:36 AM

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And remember! There’s no O at the end of Lasius or Camponotus!!!
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#8 Online NickAnter - Posted July 30 2020 - 6:32 AM

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Pheidole: FEE-dol-ay
Formica: FORM-i-ca
Campontous: CAMP-O-not-us
Brachymyrmex: BR-ACC-e-MYRR-mex
Myrmecoystus: MY-merr-COST-us
Acromyrmex: ACK-row-MYRR-mex
Solenopsis: SOL-en-op-SES
Veromessor: VER-o-MES-or

Those are a few I know, name any species and I will put my intake if you want.

Not sure about yours on Myrmecocystus, you seem to have forgotton a few letters. And "cystus" would be like "sistus", at least from a English standpoint. Since Latin is a dead language, we can't really be sure.


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Colonies:

Nylanderia vividula   (800 workers, and many male alates)   Founding Queens                          

Lasius niger   (15 workers)                                                     Solenopsis xyloni   (dark pupae)

Lasius cf. americanus   (45 workers)                                     Tetramorium bicarinatum   (dark pupae)

Pheidole navigans   (16 workers)

Solenopsis molesta group  (1 worker)                                 


#9 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 30 2020 - 6:54 AM

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Pheidole: FEE-dol-ay
Formica: FORM-i-ca
Campontous: CAMP-O-not-us
Brachymyrmex: BR-ACC-e-MYRR-mex
Myrmecoystus: MY-merr-COST-us
Acromyrmex: ACK-row-MYRR-mex
Solenopsis: SOL-en-op-SES
Veromessor: VER-o-MES-or

Those are a few I know, name any species and I will put my intake if you want.

Not sure about yours on Myrmecocystus, you seem to have forgotton a few letters. And "cystus" would be like "sistus", at least from a English standpoint. Since Latin is a dead language, we can't really be sure.
I agree with this. When in doubt, I just pronounce something like Spanish since it’s a Romance language without superfluous silent letters. Just say NO to Lasious!

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


#10 Offline AntsDakota - Posted July 30 2020 - 7:34 AM

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Pheidole: FEE-dol-ay
Formica: FORM-i-ca
Campontous: CAMP-O-not-us
Brachymyrmex: BR-ACC-e-MYRR-mex
Myrmecoystus: MY-merr-COST-us
Acromyrmex: ACK-row-MYRR-mex
Solenopsis: SOL-en-op-SES
Veromessor: VER-o-MES-or

Those are a few I know, name any species and I will put my intake if you want.

I pronounce them differently.

 

Pheidole: Fay-dole-ee

Formica: Form-ick-uh

Camponotus: Camp-oh-note-us

Brachymyrmex: Brack-ee-merm-ex

Myrmecocystus: Merm-echo-sis-tus

Acromyrmex: Ack-row-merm-ex

Solenopsis: Sol-en-op-sis

Veromessor: Vare-oh-mess-or

 

Anoplolepis: Anne-oh-ploe-lep-is

Aphaenogaster: Uh-fee-no-gaster

Brachyponera: Brack-ee-Poe-Nare-uh

Crematogaster: Crem-at-oh-gaster

Colobopsis: Coal-oh-bop-sis

Cyphomyrmex: Si-foe-merm-ex

Dorymyrmex: Dorymyrmex-merm-ex

Dolichoderus: Doe-leech-oh-dare-us

Eciton: Eck-it-on

Forelius: Four-ee-lee-us

Lasius: Lay-see-us

Leptothorax: Lept-oh-thoe-rax

Linepithema: Line-pith-ee-ma

Liometopum: Lie-oh-mit-op-um

Manica: Man-ick-uh

Monomorium: Moan-oh-more-ee-um

Myrmica: Merm-ick-uh

Myrmecina: Merm-ee-see-na

Myrmecia: Merm-ee-see-uh

Neivamyrmex: Nigh-va-merm-ex

Neoponera: Knee-oh-poe-nare-uh

Novomessor: No-voe-mess-or

Nylanderia: Nigh-land-air-ee-uh

Ochetellus: Oh-cha-tell-us

Odontomachus: Oh-Don-tow-Mack-us

Paratrechina: Pair-uh-trek-ee-nuh

Pogonomyrmex: Pog-oh-no-merm-ex

Polyergus: Pol-ee-erg-us

Ponera: Poe-Nare-uh

Prenolepis: Pren-oh-lep-is

Pseudomyrmex: Sue-doe-merm-ex

Stenamma: Sten-om-uh

Stigmatomma: Stig-ma-tow-ma

Strumigenys: Strum-ih-jen-ees

Tapinoma: Tap-in-oh-ma

Temnothorax: Tem-no-tho-rax

Tetramorium: Tetra-Moe-Ree-um

Trachymyrmex: Track-ee-merm-ex


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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)

#11 Offline Dry_Twig - Posted July 30 2020 - 7:45 AM

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I just realized that I've always pronounced 99% of these wrong  :( 

Me saying Aphaenogaster: Ah-fullah-gaster 


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My ants:
1x Solenopsis sp. queen (infertile)

1x 10 worker Solenopsis sp. colony.

 

 


#12 Offline ponerinecat - Posted July 30 2020 - 7:49 AM

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there's multiple accepted pronunciations. As long as people know what you're saying.


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#13 Online TechAnt - Posted July 30 2020 - 8:37 AM

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Yeah ponerinecat summed it up.

Also you guys, Camp-o-note-us makes me kinda-smile because I think it’s funny, but I also respect your pronounciations.
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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 / eggs and 7 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~lots and lots of brood / 20 workers, 1 Queen
Non-Ants:
A bunch of fish ~50 fish

Ants Wanted:Myrmecocystus sp. and Acromyrmex sp.

#14 Offline AntsDakota - Posted July 30 2020 - 8:39 AM

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Yeah ponerinecat summed it up.

Also you guys, Camp-o-note-us makes me kinda-smile because I think it’s funny, but I also respect your pronounciations.

Personally I was thinking the same thing about 'Camp-o-not-us', which to me sounds like something from a southern drawl, but I still respect it all the same. 


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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)

#15 Online TechAnt - Posted July 30 2020 - 8:48 AM

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Yeah ponerinecat summed it up.
Also you guys, Camp-o-note-us makes me kinda-smile because I think it’s funny, but I also respect your pronounciations.

Personally I was thinking the same thing about 'Camp-o-not-us', which to me sounds like something from a southern drawl, but I still respect it all the same.
Yeah, I don’t judge people for if they talk different, in fact I love British accents more then my own, haha.
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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 / eggs and 7 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~lots and lots of brood / 20 workers, 1 Queen
Non-Ants:
A bunch of fish ~50 fish

Ants Wanted:Myrmecocystus sp. and Acromyrmex sp.

#16 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 30 2020 - 10:12 AM

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I was joking about the Campon-nooooooh-tus thing months ago when you made your SoDak.

Edited by ANTdrew, July 30 2020 - 10:13 AM.

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


#17 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 30 2020 - 10:24 AM

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So ch makes a ck sound?


Solenopsis molesta- a bunch

Solenopsis xyloni- 2 queens with brood

Pogonomyrmex californicus-2 

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Pheidole sp. 2 (10ish)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 5 workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-4 queens

 


#18 Offline ponerinecat - Posted July 30 2020 - 10:26 AM

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Sometimes.



#19 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 30 2020 - 10:28 AM

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I've been pronouncing Brachymyrmex: Braa-ch-ee-meer-mex. 


Edited by M_Ants, July 30 2020 - 10:28 AM.

Solenopsis molesta- a bunch

Solenopsis xyloni- 2 queens with brood

Pogonomyrmex californicus-2 

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Pheidole sp. 2 (10ish)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 5 workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-4 queens

 


#20 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 30 2020 - 10:43 AM

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Pheidole: FEE-dol-ay
Formica: FORM-i-ca
Campontous: CAMP-O-not-us
Brachymyrmex: BR-ACC-e-MYRR-mex
Myrmecoystus: MY-merr-COST-us
Acromyrmex: ACK-row-MYRR-mex
Solenopsis: SOL-en-op-SES
Veromessor: VER-o-MES-or

Those are a few I know, name any species and I will put my intake if you want.

I pronounce them differently.

Pheidole: Fay-dole-ee
Formica: Form-ick-uh
Camponotus: Camp-oh-note-us
Brachymyrmex: Brack-ee-merm-ex
Myrmecocystus: Merm-echo-sis-tus
Acromyrmex: Ack-row-merm-ex
Solenopsis: Sol-en-op-sis
Veromessor: Vare-oh-mess-or

Anoplolepis: Anne-oh-ploe-lep-is
Aphaenogaster: Uh-fee-no-gaster
Brachyponera: Brack-ee-Poe-Nare-uh
Crematogaster: Crem-at-oh-gaster
Colobopsis: Coal-oh-bop-sis
Cyphomyrmex: Si-foe-merm-ex
Dorymyrmex: Dorymyrmex-merm-ex
Dolichoderus: Doe-leech-oh-dare-us
Eciton: Eck-it-on
Forelius: Four-ee-lee-us
Lasius: Lay-see-us
Leptothorax: Lept-oh-thoe-rax
Linepithema: Line-pith-ee-ma
Liometopum: Lie-oh-mit-op-um
Manica: Man-ick-uh
Monomorium: Moan-oh-more-ee-um
Myrmica: Merm-ick-uh
Myrmecina: Merm-ee-see-na
Myrmecia: Merm-ee-see-uh
Neivamyrmex: Nigh-va-merm-ex
Neoponera: Knee-oh-poe-nare-uh
Novomessor: No-voe-mess-or
Nylanderia: Nigh-land-air-ee-uh
Ochetellus: Oh-cha-tell-us
Odontomachus: Oh-Don-tow-Mack-us
Paratrechina: Pair-uh-trek-ee-nuh
Pogonomyrmex: Pog-oh-no-merm-ex
Polyergus: Pol-ee-erg-us
Ponera: Poe-Nare-uh
Prenolepis: Pren-oh-lep-is
Pseudomyrmex: Sue-doe-merm-ex
Stenamma: Sten-om-uh
Stigmatomma: Stig-ma-tow-ma
Strumigenys: Strum-ih-jen-ees
Tapinoma: Tap-in-oh-ma
Temnothorax: Tem-no-tho-rax
Tetramorium: Tetra-Moe-Ree-um
Trachymyrmex: Track-ee-merm-ex
This is how I pronounce all of them too.
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Temnothorax longispinosus colony.

 

Ponera pennsylvanica queen.

 

Tetramorium immigrans queen.

 

Formica glacialis colony.





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