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ID request: inch ant drone or queen?


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#1 Offline justanotheramy - Posted April 26 2021 - 10:05 PM

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#2 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 26 2021 - 10:15 PM

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If I was to take a wild guess I’d say Myrmecia pyriformis or Myrmecia forficata. Definitely a queen though.


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#3 Offline justanotheramy - Posted April 26 2021 - 10:45 PM

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Should I keep her?
I’ve always wanted a big’un.

#4 Offline Chickalo - Posted April 27 2021 - 4:43 AM

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Super lucky!

I've always wanted trap-jaws (not so much get bitten by one).  I would definitely keep her!  The only trap-jaws here is Stigmatomma or something, which are tiny lol.  Just by looking at her I'm pretty sure she's semi-claustral, so make she get's fed.


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#5 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted April 27 2021 - 5:34 AM

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Super lucky!

I've always wanted trap-jaws (not so much get bitten by one).  I would definitely keep her!  The only trap-jaws here is Stigmatomma or something, which are tiny lol.  Just by looking at her I'm pretty sure she's semi-claustral, so make she get's fed.

Stigmatomma and Myrmecia are not trap jaw ants. They are dracula ants and bull ants respectively. Odontomachus and Anochetus are the most commonly referred to genera when talking about trap-jaw ants. They are called trap-jaw ants because of how fast their mandibles close and how they are locked in place and then triggered when something touches these hairs on them. This is why using common names sucks lol.


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#6 Offline Chickalo - Posted April 27 2021 - 5:48 AM

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Super lucky!

I've always wanted trap-jaws (not so much get bitten by one).  I would definitely keep her!  The only trap-jaws here is Stigmatomma or something, which are tiny lol.  Just by looking at her I'm pretty sure she's semi-claustral, so make she get's fed.

Stigmatomma and Myrmecia are not trap jaw ants. They are dracula ants and bull ants respectively. Odontomachus and Anochetus are the most commonly referred to genera when talking about trap-jaw ants. They are called trap-jaw ants because of how fast their mandibles close and how they are locked in place and then triggered when something touches these hairs on them. This is why using common names sucks lol.

Haha, yeah.  Thanks for the correction, I say just force everyone to use scientific names lol.  I forgot Stigmatomma was dracula, I only knew Myrmecia from AntsAustralia ngl.


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#7 Offline NPLT - Posted April 27 2021 - 7:34 AM

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Should I keep her?
I’ve always wanted a big’un.

If you think you are able to take care of her adequetly, go for it ( note: this is not advice but words of encouragment/disencouragment [ depending on interpretation and abilities of the finder ], I cannot offer any advice on Myrmecia ).


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Um, uh, Ants!

 

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#8 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 27 2021 - 7:39 AM

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Sure, why not keep her. Here is a tutorial on this genus. https://www.youtube....h?v=1weZJqEalN8

                                 
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Currently Keeping:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, C. maritimus?, C. vicinus, A. versicolor, P. rugosus, 

 

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P. imparus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

Yt: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/           Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

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#9 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted April 27 2021 - 7:51 AM

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Should I keep her?
I’ve always wanted a big’un.

If you think you are able to take care of her adequetly, go for it ( note: this is not advice but words of encouragment/disencouragment [ depending on interpretation and abilities of the finder ], I cannot offer any advice on Myrmecia ).

 

You don't have to explain what you mean. I hope you don't feel like you have to explain everything you say.



#10 Offline NPLT - Posted April 27 2021 - 8:25 AM

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Should I keep her?
I’ve always wanted a big’un.

If you think you are able to take care of her adequetly, go for it ( note: this is not advice but words of encouragment/disencouragment [ depending on interpretation and abilities of the finder ], I cannot offer any advice on Myrmecia ).

 

You don't have to explain what you mean. I hope you don't feel like you have to explain everything you say.

 

No I don't feel I have to explain everything, but I wanted to be extra sure this time.


Um, uh, Ants!

 

link to journals will be here once I have journals





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