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Aftermath of Camponotus nigriceps raid on Myrmecia nigrocinta nest


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#1 Offline CoolColJ - Posted October 14 2020 - 12:46 AM

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Large Camponotus species and Myrmecia are sworn enemies of each other around here

 

Looks like there was a big Camponotus nigriceps raid on my local and friendly to me Myrmecia nigrocinta nest!
And the Camponotus lost out by the looks of things. Lots of dead major bodies and one beheaded head.
 
Surprised the bodies are still around as these big majors, 15-16mm, make a decent feed 1f642.png
 
 

https://www.instagra.../p/CGUVHyQglkd/


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#2 Offline TechAnt - Posted October 14 2020 - 6:50 AM

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Cool!


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#3 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 14 2020 - 6:55 AM

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sounds like tetramorium battles around here. there are dead bodies everywhere.


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#4 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted October 14 2020 - 7:02 AM

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I think those camponotus need to back off before they basically trigger the Myrmecia colony to attack them.


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#5 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 14 2020 - 7:06 AM

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I think those camponotus need to back off before they basically trigger the Myrmecia colony to attack them.

it might be a little harder, though, because they will be facing all of the majors and super majors, if there are any.


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#6 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted October 14 2020 - 7:21 AM

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Its the pavement ant colony in my yard all over again.. :facepalm: Well what we all learn from this is that it ends badly for both. The pavement ant colony in my backyard literally wiped itself out with wars and now i have only one pavement ant colony hiding away near the lawn mower. Hey at least they died and i have about 10 more species of ants in my backyard.


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#7 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 14 2020 - 7:25 AM

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you are lucky. i am going to destroy all pavement ant colonies in my yard next year. they are killing all of the native ants, especially the lasius.


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#8 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted October 14 2020 - 7:27 AM

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Jeez at least mine aren't doing that but i think all the natives are holding the pavements back since i have around 40 different ant species in my backyard and front yard.


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#9 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted October 14 2020 - 7:51 AM

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are so lucky The only ants I see at my house are pavement, theif, species that I have not identified yet and maybe, Strumigenys alate, and that's it until next year.


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#10 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 14 2020 - 7:57 AM

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Jeez at least mine aren't doing that but i think all the natives are holding the pavements back since i have around 40 different ant species in my backyard and front yard.

lucky is right! i have only a large lasius claviger colony left(they took over a tetramorium colony, so yay :yes:)


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#11 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted October 14 2020 - 9:00 AM

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I could list around 40 species plus more i'm just figuring out about today in the deeper and moist section of my backyard. sadly though i have tapinoma and they are kinda killing my prenolepis and black crazy ants.


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#12 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 14 2020 - 9:10 AM

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I could list around 40 species plus more i'm just figuring out about today in the deeper and moist section of my backyard. sadly though i have tapinoma and they are kinda killing my prenolepis and black crazy ants.

i can name like 4 species in my yard. kind of sad.


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#13 Offline Devi - Posted October 14 2020 - 9:38 AM

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I could list around 40 species plus more i'm just figuring out about today in the deeper and moist section of my backyard. sadly though i have tapinoma and they are kinda killing my prenolepis and black crazy ants.

i can name like 4 species in my yard. kind of sad.

 

 

Same.   (n)  :o :facepalm:  


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#14 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted October 14 2020 - 9:50 AM

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I could list around 40 species plus more i'm just figuring out about today in the deeper and moist section of my backyard. sadly though i have tapinoma and they are kinda killing my prenolepis and black crazy ants.

Black crazy ants in Virginia? Unless you mean like Nylanderia which are also called crazy ants.

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#15 Offline ZTYguy - Posted October 14 2020 - 11:55 AM

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Sounds like a tetra battle.


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#16 Offline CoolColJ - Posted October 16 2020 - 1:49 AM

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Absolutely gutted.... the C.nigriceps raiders came back for seconds and this time they won!
Every couple of days I would walk past this M.nigrocincta nest and say hi, and let them walk on my hands.... ahh no more :*(

 

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https://www.instagra.../p/CGZloUaAy1W/
 
 
The nigriceps have over taken the nest, and only a few crushed nigrocincta bodies around the place. Legs still twitching on some so the raid was recent.
 
 
 
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#17 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 16 2020 - 6:01 AM

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reminds me of Empires of the Undergrowth...


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#18 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted October 16 2020 - 8:36 AM

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reminds me of Empires of the Undergrowth...

I played that game. Wish it was more realistic, but that's probably as close as we will ever get.


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Aphaenogaster queen w/ brood.

 

4 Crematogaster queens - Single queen and trio.


#19 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 16 2020 - 8:53 AM

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reminds me of Empires of the Undergrowth...

I played that game. Wish it was more realistic, but that's probably as close as we will ever get.

 

the graphics are super realistic, but you are right, the game play is not correct. but it is the best they could do. they do a lot of research on their ants and insects i can tell, using the scientific names.


Edited by Ants_Dakota, October 16 2020 - 8:53 AM.

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

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#20 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted October 16 2020 - 8:58 AM

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let me guess they said big black ant lol


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