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Mission Trails Fungus Grower?


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#1 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 31 2020 - 8:59 PM

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Hoping the white thing is fungus.


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 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 31 2020 - 9:19 PM

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Please help. I leave for a week tomorrow. I need to get them setup if they are even queens.


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

 


#3 Offline TechAnt - Posted July 31 2020 - 11:39 PM

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Looks like Cyphomhrmex sp. (fungus grower), Queen too.

Edited by TechAnt, July 31 2020 - 11:40 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.

#4 Offline Solenoqueen - Posted August 1 2020 - 2:03 AM

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Congratulations!


Colonies:
Novomessor cockerelli (30-40 workers)
Hypoponera sp. (40-50 adults)


#5 Offline NickAnter - Posted August 1 2020 - 7:38 AM

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One is a Cyphomyrmex queen(the first one) The other is a native desert Tetramorium sp. Congratulations on some pretty rare ants you found there!


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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)                                 


#6 Offline AntsDakota - Posted August 1 2020 - 7:47 AM

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Looks like Cyphomhrmex sp. (fungus grower), Queen too.

I third this.


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#7 Offline ponerinecat - Posted August 1 2020 - 7:50 AM

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Both are species I desperately want. The Cyphomyrmex is wheeleri, the Tetramorium is spinosum.



#8 Offline M_Ants - Posted August 1 2020 - 8:15 AM

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It was digging a hole though. Probably has no fungus.


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

 


#9 Offline M_Ants - Posted August 1 2020 - 8:17 AM

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I have it in a hydrostone formicarium with caterpillar poop and rose petals. Hopefully they don't rot.


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

 





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