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Poll: Which Region of the World has the Best Ant Species


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Poll: Poll: Which Region of the World has the Best Ant Species (46 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Region/Country has the best ants?

  1. Australia (14 votes [31.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.82%

  2. North America (12 votes [27.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

  3. South America (15 votes [34.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.09%

  4. Northern Africa (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Southern Africa (1 votes [2.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.27%

  6. Central America (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Europe (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. New Guinea, Malaysia, ETC. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. East Asia (1 votes [2.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.27%

  10. West Asia (1 votes [2.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.27%

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#41 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted February 23 2021 - 9:07 AM

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The sad thing about South America is, unless there is some governmental miracle, its going to forever be a massive mess, thereby making proper collection difficult.

if the forests keep being cut down, the amazing ants they have will soon become extinct before we can even study or discover many of them... :(


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#42 Offline gs5248 - Posted February 23 2021 - 10:34 AM

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Every day, 137 species in rainforests are driven to extinction. 137! It is a real problem, that we need to somehow fix, or we are never going to know about those species again.


Edited by gs5248, February 23 2021 - 10:37 AM.

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#43 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted February 23 2021 - 10:35 AM

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Every day, 137 species in the amazon rainforest are driven to extinction. 137! It is a real problem, that we need to somehow fix, or we are never going to know about those species again.

that is crazy, if it is true.


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#44 Offline gs5248 - Posted February 23 2021 - 10:37 AM

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Actually it is not just the amazon, it  is rainforests as a whole.



#45 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted February 23 2021 - 10:39 AM

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Actually it is not just the amazon, it  is rainforests as a whole.

ok, that makes more sense. it just makes me sad thinking about all of the species of ants that we have never discovered that have gone extinct...


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#46 Offline NickAnter - Posted February 23 2021 - 10:41 AM

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You cannot truly prove those estimates--we cannot see everywhere at once. Always be wary of numbers such as those


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#47 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted February 23 2021 - 10:42 AM

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You cannot truly prove those estimates--we cannot see everywhere at once. Always be wary of numbers such as those

that is why i was wary. i was just saying i was sad about all of the species of ants all over the world that have died without a human ever seeing them.


Edited by Ants_Dakota, February 23 2021 - 10:43 AM.

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#48 Offline gs5248 - Posted February 23 2021 - 10:42 AM

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Well, I searched it up on google. But It is just an estimate.


Edited by gs5248, February 23 2021 - 10:43 AM.


#49 Offline mmcguffi - Posted February 23 2021 - 2:38 PM

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I voted South America, though I do have to say that spider ants (Leptomyrmex erythrocephalus) are quite amazing -- they have the coolest repletes imo

 


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#50 Offline NickAnter - Posted February 23 2021 - 2:40 PM

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I think the Melophorus bagoti repletes are the most incredible. That species is incredible at navigation, and is of course large, polymorphic, and with cool coloration.


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#51 Offline CheetoLord02 - Posted February 24 2021 - 9:09 AM

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I voted South America, though I do have to say that spider ants (Leptomyrmex erythrocephalus) are quite amazing -- they have the coolest repletes imo

 

South America has a single Leptomyrmex species too, Leptomyrmex relictus


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#52 Offline Antcatcherpro3 - Posted March 8 2021 - 9:05 AM

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I am not sure which country or conteninet. I focus on catching ants just in my yard.



#53 Online Kaelwizard - Posted March 9 2021 - 7:14 AM

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Ooh Asia got split up. East Asia it is!






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