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#1 Online Otter - Posted January 6 2021 - 1:19 PM

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Hello all again, I have started this thread for me to dump my photos without absolutely flooding the photography thread. I got a lotta photos, not all of which are good  :lol:

I believe i'll be posting a bunch of photos of each sp and editing if I have new photos to add, we shall see what I actually end up doing. 


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#2 Online Otter - Posted January 6 2021 - 1:31 PM

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My first post is going to be my aphaenogaster lamellidens, sadly this colony is no longer alive as the queen kicked the bucket leaving 9 workers and a small batch of eggs. 

euTEeKY.jpg 

The workers have these really cool yellow dots on their gasters, probably some of my favorite coloration patterns on any ant up here in MA

unIgghY.jpg

Callows also have amazing coloration over their entire body, bright yellowish orange body with dark black legs

X2PIMQz.jpg


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#3 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted January 6 2021 - 1:41 PM

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You might want to consider A. treatae or A. ashmeadi for them, as it looks like they've got a lobe at the base of the scapes.



#4 Online Otter - Posted January 6 2021 - 1:51 PM

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You might want to consider A. treatae or A. ashmeadi for them, as it looks like they've got a lobe at the base of the scapes.

 

I actually caught this colony here in MA, where ashmeadi are currently not known to be. I have also collected specimens of A. treatae which have a much more pronounced lobe as seen in this photo:

fv3SqkZ.jpg

I have zoomed in on the antannae of both specimens here

Here is treatae
IpgEiZ5.jpg

Here is lamellidens
s5TdFMj.jpg

Lamellidens has a funky base
pfjrfbA.png


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#5 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted January 6 2021 - 1:56 PM

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My first post is going to be my aphaenogaster lamellidens, sadly this colony is no longer alive as the queen kicked the bucket leaving 9 workers and a small batch of eggs. 

euTEeKY.jpg 

The workers have these really cool yellow dots on their gasters, probably some of my favorite coloration patterns on any ant up here in MA

unIgghY.jpg

Callows also have amazing coloration over their entire body, bright yellowish orange body with dark black legs

X2PIMQz.jpg

Nice photos. What camera do you use?


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#6 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted January 6 2021 - 1:59 PM

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You might want to consider A. treatae or A. ashmeadi for them, as it looks like they've got a lobe at the base of the scapes.

 

I actually caught this colony here in MA, where ashmeadi are currently not known to be. I have also collected specimens of A. treatae which have a much more pronounced lobe as seen in this photo:

fv3SqkZ.jpg

I have zoomed in on the antannae of both specimens here

Here is treatae
IpgEiZ5.jpg

Here is lamellidens
s5TdFMj.jpg

Lamellidens has a funky base
pfjrfbA.png

 

Yeah, I know about the morphology of the three. Must have been the angle the other pictures were at. 



#7 Online Otter - Posted January 6 2021 - 3:26 PM

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Nice photos. What camera do you use?

 

I use a canon 5dsr with the mp-e 65mm lens

 

Yeah, I know about the morphology of the three. Must have been the angle the other pictures were at. 

 

Yeah I never really got a good angle on the face of the lamellidens like I did on the treatae


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#8 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted January 7 2021 - 7:01 AM

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you said in your first post that none of your pics are good. what? they are great! much better than mine!


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#9 Offline Chickalo - Posted January 15 2021 - 10:57 AM

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p h o t o 

i wish i had a camera like that 

but alas

i am a broke child


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#10 Offline antsandmore - Posted January 15 2021 - 1:49 PM

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p h o t o 

i wish i had a camera like that 

but alas

i am a broke child

join the club lol


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#11 Offline Canadant - Posted February 4 2021 - 2:46 PM

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My first post is going to be my aphaenogaster lamellidens, sadly this colony is no longer alive as the queen kicked the bucket leaving 9 workers and a small batch of eggs.

euTEeKY.jpg

The workers have these really cool yellow dots on their gasters, probably some of my favorite coloration patterns on any ant up here in MA

unIgghY.jpg

Callows also have amazing coloration over their entire body, bright yellowish orange body with dark black legs

X2PIMQz.jpg

Wow. Cool gasters. Beautiful ants.
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#12 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted February 4 2021 - 5:15 PM

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their gasters look like my P. occi


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