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#1 Offline Martialis - Posted September 9 2020 - 3:07 PM

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Just a sort of "throw away" idea I had. 

 

Basically, I think a subforum for on-topic scientific articles (Maybe localized within the "general" section?)  would make it easier to disseminate new research/developments in myrmecology to forum members, as well as make it easier to find their threads later.  The current system with people posting in the "general" or "off-topic" subforums works well already, but I believe that this one could be an improvement.  

 

Identification keys and good resources for other aspects of ant physiology could also go here.

 

I don't know how much use it would get, but it would nonetheless be nice to have a clear and defined place for scientific information on the forum.


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#2 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted September 9 2020 - 3:09 PM

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I think that's a great idea.


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#3 Online Ant_Dude2908 - Posted September 9 2020 - 4:12 PM

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That's what the "General Antkeeping" subforum is for....



#4 Offline Martialis - Posted September 9 2020 - 4:22 PM

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That's what the "General Antkeeping" subforum is for....


Is it? I’ve taken “general antkeeping” to do specifically with antkeeping—not necessarily the wider world of myrmecology as a whole. Ant taxonomy, for instance, falls outside that scope. It’s related, sure, but not “ant keeping.”
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#5 Online Ant_Dude2908 - Posted September 9 2020 - 9:13 PM

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That's what the "General Antkeeping" subforum is for....


Is it? I’ve taken “general antkeeping” to do specifically with antkeeping—not necessarily the wider world of myrmecology as a whole. Ant taxonomy, for instance, falls outside that scope. It’s related, sure, but not “ant keeping.”

The more that I think about it the more I realize this might be a good idea. Lol
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#6 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted September 10 2020 - 5:49 AM

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I fully agree. I love reading scientific articles.


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#7 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted September 10 2020 - 9:41 AM

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Aphaenogaster queen w/ brood.

 

4 Crematogaster queens - Single queen and trio.


#8 Offline TechAnt - Posted September 10 2020 - 9:44 AM

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Yes.


Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Pheidole californica 100-50 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~10 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~lots and lots of brood / ~too many workers, 1 Queen
(x8) Myrmercocystus mexicanus -1 Queen
(x5) Mymercocystus mimcus -1 Queen
(x1) Mymercocystus testaceus ~15 workers, 1 Queen

A little topic I'm working on: https://www.formicul...ve/#entry164553

 


#9 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted September 12 2020 - 10:02 AM

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I’d certainly add a vote for periodic insights on identifying species. 



#10 Offline Antkid12 - Posted September 12 2020 - 10:05 AM

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That would be great.


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

 

                    

                   

 

 


#11 Offline Martialis - Posted September 15 2020 - 8:04 PM

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Any other opinions on this? Glad to see I'm not the only one who thought this is a good idea.


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