Hi there. This is a species that I’m working on describing. It’s usually misidentified as Temnothorax ambiguus, but has more of a southern distribution. It seems to nest in dead twigs on live trees, especially hickory. I have seen any males of this yet though. Were you able to rear any?
Hey there! Quite a while since I’ve been back on here. Surprisingly, I actually contacted you approximately two years back and sent what specimens and photos I had (email is email@example.com)! This summer I’m confident that I will be able to collect many of these queens, so if you would like any for whatever purpose, just let me know! And if you would like me to resend my original photos, I can also do that, I will simply forward our email thread again
-as for males I haven’t been successful yet, most of the Temnothorax males I see look incredibly similar to my eyes when captured. I will attempt to raise a few colonies this summer and continue to do so until they have males in the colony.
(Actually it appears that I lost your email or it has moved, so let me know what you want me to do on that, feel free to private message)
Also thanks Andrew! Got my back ahah
Edited by CatsnAnts, February 4 2023 - 6:37 AM.