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If you could keep any ant, what would it be?


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#1 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 15 2020 - 11:09 PM

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Not sure if there already is a thread like this...

Just curious what ants other people would want to keep (any ant from anywhere in the world)

I would definitely want some ant from Australia, they have the coolest species. Probably would keep Myrmecia. 

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#2 Online ANTdrew - Posted October 16 2020 - 2:30 AM

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There was a thread on this.
I’d actually be a king termite.

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25   I <3 tiny ants


#3 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted October 16 2020 - 3:12 AM

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Not sure if there already is a thread like this...

Just curious what ants other people would want to keep (any ant from anywhere in the world)

I would definitely want some ant from Australia, they have the coolest species. Probably would keep Myrmecia. 

:)

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#4 Offline AntsDakota - Posted October 16 2020 - 5:08 AM

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I’d actually be a king termite.

It was 'keep', not 'be'.
 


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#5 Online ANTdrew - Posted October 16 2020 - 6:06 AM

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Woops. I wasn't fully caffeinated yet when I read that. In either case, we've had multiple threads on the topic already.


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#6 Offline NickAnter - Posted October 16 2020 - 6:21 AM

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Woops. I wasn't fully caffeinated yet when I read that. In either case, we've had multiple threads on the topic already.

:lol:  Yep, this is like number 8 on the "favorite ant thread" list.


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Nylanderia vividula   (250 workers, and male/female alates)             Founding Queens                          

Lasius niger   (15 workers)                                                      Temnothorax nevadensisx12(1 queen with an egg)

Lasius cf. americanus   (55+ workers)                                     Tetramorium bicarinatum   (Larvae)

Pheidole navigans   (25+workers)                                            Lasius brevicornis(No brood)

Solenopsis molesta group  (4 workers)                                    Lasius cf. crypticus(no brood)

Solenopsis xyloni   (5 workers)                                


#7 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 16 2020 - 8:42 AM

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oh lollllll


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#8 Offline Manitobant - Posted October 16 2020 - 10:58 AM

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Back on topic, I'd keep solenopsis geminata or some type of army ant like labidus coecus.
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Colony wish list:

Lasius latipes
Temnothorax pilagens
Temnothorax Americanus
Myrmica semiparasitica
Any formica microgyna group sp.

#9 Offline Somethinghmm - Posted October 16 2020 - 11:18 AM

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I would keep Dorymyrmex insanus. It's a really fun, awkward, and unique species.



#10 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 16 2020 - 11:28 AM

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i would say Cephalotes atratus (darth vader ants)


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#11 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted October 16 2020 - 1:35 PM

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I'll make a list:

  1. Atta mexicana
  2. Pheidole rhea
  3. Carebara affinis
  4. Cephalotes varians
  5. Myrmecia spp.
  6. Daceton armigerum
  7. Labidus coecus
  8. Mycetomoelerius spp.
  9. Acromyrmex octospinosus 
  10. Eciton burchellii

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#12 Online ANTdrew - Posted October 16 2020 - 2:00 PM

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Possible=
Nylanderia arenivaga
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

Impossible=
Pheidole rhea
Lasius niger
Lasius emarginatus
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#13 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted October 16 2020 - 3:11 PM

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Possible=
Nylanderia arenivaga
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

Impossible=
Pheidole rhea
Lasius niger
Lasius emarginatus

Just get a PPQ526! :lol:



#14 Offline Manitobant - Posted October 16 2020 - 4:15 PM

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Possible=
Nylanderia arenivaga
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis
Impossible=
Pheidole rhea
Lasius niger
Lasius emarginatus

Just get a PPQ526! :lol:
emarginatus and niger would be 100% impossible since niger is in europe and emarginatus is invasive. You'd literally need a hand written note from the president to import anything invasive.
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Colony wish list:

Lasius latipes
Temnothorax pilagens
Temnothorax Americanus
Myrmica semiparasitica
Any formica microgyna group sp.

#15 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted October 16 2020 - 4:19 PM

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Possible=
Nylanderia arenivaga
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis
Impossible=
Pheidole rhea
Lasius niger
Lasius emarginatus

Just get a PPQ526! :lol:
emarginatus and niger would be 100% impossible since niger is in europe and emarginatus is invasive. You'd literally need a hand written note from the president to import anything invasive.

 

In all honesty, our president would probably give him a hand written note lol.


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#16 Offline NickAnter - Posted October 16 2020 - 5:11 PM

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Ill list the ones I would like to keep that are native to the US:

Camponotus schaeferri

Camponotus ulcerosus

Camponotus laevigatus

Camponotus festinatus

Lasius occidentalis

Myrmecocystus mendax

Myrmecocystus mexicanus

Formica wheeleri

Pheidole rhea

Pheidole militicida

Pheidole tepicana

Acromyrmex versicolor

Atta mexicana

Aphaeongaster huachcana

Liometopum apiculatum

Camponotus mina

All these are native to AZ.


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Colonies:

Nylanderia vividula   (250 workers, and male/female alates)             Founding Queens                          

Lasius niger   (15 workers)                                                      Temnothorax nevadensisx12(1 queen with an egg)

Lasius cf. americanus   (55+ workers)                                     Tetramorium bicarinatum   (Larvae)

Pheidole navigans   (25+workers)                                            Lasius brevicornis(No brood)

Solenopsis molesta group  (4 workers)                                    Lasius cf. crypticus(no brood)

Solenopsis xyloni   (5 workers)                                


#17 Offline BlueLance213 - Posted October 16 2020 - 7:38 PM

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Saharan Silver Ants, cuz they looks awesome XD


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#18 Offline ZTYguy - Posted October 16 2020 - 8:04 PM

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I would say Myrmecia pyroformis, A. versicolor, or Myrmeconema neotropicum.


Edited by ZTYguy, October 16 2020 - 8:07 PM.

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#19 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted October 16 2020 - 9:22 PM

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I would probably want Myrmecocystus Mendax just because how rare they are in California 


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#20 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted October 17 2020 - 12:55 PM

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Opisthopsis. Any species.

Aphaenogaster queen w/ brood.

 

4 Crematogaster queens - Single queen and trio.





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