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ID request: inch ant drone or queen?


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#21 Offline justanotheramy - Posted April 10 2022 - 9:34 PM

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My 9 year old found another one — in the house.
Thoughts?


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#22 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 10 2022 - 10:09 PM

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Give your child an award and keep it. Also possibly M. pyriformis


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#23 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted April 10 2022 - 10:27 PM

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My 9 year old found another one — in the house.
Thoughts?

 

Give your child an award and keep it. Also possibly M. pyriformis

 

I second this.


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Colonies: Camponotus humilior 1w, Opisthopsis rufithorax 11w, Aphaenogaster longiceps ~5w, Pheidole sp. ~235w ~15m, Iridomyrmex sp. 2q 1w, Brachyponera lutea 6w, Crematogaster sp. ~20w, Podomyrma sp. 1w

Queens: Polyrhachis cf. robinsoni, Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) sp. (likely infertile)

Previously Kept: Colobopsis gasseri, Technomyrmex sp., Rhytidoponera victorae, Nylanderia cf. rosae, Myrmecia brevinoda/forficata, Polyrhachis australis, Solenopsis/Monomorium

Key: Q = Queen, W = Worker, M = Major

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#24 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted April 10 2022 - 10:29 PM

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My 9 year old found another one — in the house.
Thoughts?

Very nice! If you want to raise her then go for it. 


Ants epic :D
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My current ants: Camponotus irritans, 2x Camponotus parius, 2x Odontomachus simillimus, Oecophylla smaragdina

 

Death count: idk there's too many that I've lost :(

Also I got an antlion o-0


#25 Offline OiledOlives - Posted April 11 2022 - 5:34 AM

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Give your child an award and keep it. Also possibly M. pyriformis

Any idea how to tell? I looked at the antwiki key to Myrmecia (here) and it seems that, to differentiate from other species in the genera, the anterior petiole is short and the scape hairs usually are not erect, but in these pictures, the petiole is obscured (by wings in first picture, legs in second picture) and the picture is not good enough to see scape hairs.



#26 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted April 11 2022 - 5:50 AM

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Any idea how to tell? I looked at the antwiki key to Myrmecia (here) and it seems that, to differentiate from other species in the genera, the anterior petiole is short and the scape hairs usually are not erect, but in these pictures, the petiole is obscured (by wings in first picture, legs in second picture) and the picture is not good enough to see scape hairs.

I'm still learning to ID Myrmecia, but among the common gulosa-group Myrmecia I think pyriformis can be told apart by combination of having mandibles that aren't straight and yellowish gaster pubescence.



#27 Offline OiledOlives - Posted April 11 2022 - 6:08 AM

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Any idea how to tell? I looked at the antwiki key to Myrmecia (here) and it seems that, to differentiate from other species in the genera, the anterior petiole is short and the scape hairs usually are not erect, but in these pictures, the petiole is obscured (by wings in first picture, legs in second picture) and the picture is not good enough to see scape hairs.

I'm still learning to ID Myrmecia, but among the common gulosa-group Myrmecia I think pyriformis can be told apart by combination of having mandibles that aren't straight and yellowish gaster pubescence.

 

Thanks Mett!



#28 Offline justanotheramy - Posted May 2 2022 - 10:44 PM

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She's a layer!

(apologies for image quality; she didn't appreciate the photo op)


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#29 Offline justanotheramy - Posted August 9 2022 - 9:06 PM

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Queen 2 is doing very well, and her babies are fat and wiggly.

 

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#30 Offline ZTYguy - Posted August 9 2022 - 10:04 PM

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So cute!!! Hopefully you’ll get a nice big colony out of her!


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A. versicolor, C. vicinus, C. us-ca02, C. clarithorax, C. yogi, C. sansabeanus, C. semitestaceus, C. laevigatus, M. mimicus, M. mexicanus, M. navajo, M. placodops 01, M. placodops 02, M. mendax, P. californicus, P. subniditus, P. rugosus, V. andrei, V. pergandei, V. stoddardi,  N. cockerelli, P. hyatti, P. desertorum, P. cerebrosior, P. californica, D. bicolor, C. sp cf6, C. sp na, S. “molesta”

 

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#31 Offline justanotheramy - Posted August 9 2022 - 10:17 PM

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She is going to need a habitat upgrade soon, I think, to give the kids somewhere to forage.

Happy to take advice.


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#32 Offline ZTYguy - Posted August 9 2022 - 10:24 PM

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I’d do a simple tubs n tubes setup but a AUS Ants ytong founding nest would actually be perfect for her. You can actually look at the best care video on Jordan Dean’s YT channel to see his Myrmecia colonies. 


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Ant Keeping Since June 2018
Currently Keeping:
A. versicolor, C. vicinus, C. us-ca02, C. clarithorax, C. yogi, C. sansabeanus, C. semitestaceus, C. laevigatus, M. mimicus, M. mexicanus, M. navajo, M. placodops 01, M. placodops 02, M. mendax, P. californicus, P. subniditus, P. rugosus, V. andrei, V. pergandei, V. stoddardi,  N. cockerelli, P. hyatti, P. desertorum, P. cerebrosior, P. californica, D. bicolor, C. sp cf6, C. sp na, S. “molesta”

 

GO CHECK OUT ANTSEMPORIUM HERE: https://antsemporium.com/


#33 Offline justanotheramy - Posted August 10 2022 - 8:01 PM

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I was also looking at the Bullant Den.
Has anyone here tried it?



#34 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted August 10 2022 - 11:11 PM

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I was also looking at the Bullant Den.
Has anyone here tried it?

 

Haven't tried it myself but I've heard it's great.


My Ants:

Colonies: Camponotus humilior 1w, Opisthopsis rufithorax 11w, Aphaenogaster longiceps ~5w, Pheidole sp. ~235w ~15m, Iridomyrmex sp. 2q 1w, Brachyponera lutea 6w, Crematogaster sp. ~20w, Podomyrma sp. 1w

Queens: Polyrhachis cf. robinsoni, Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) sp. (likely infertile)

Previously Kept: Colobopsis gasseri, Technomyrmex sp., Rhytidoponera victorae, Nylanderia cf. rosae, Myrmecia brevinoda/forficata, Polyrhachis australis, Solenopsis/Monomorium

Key: Q = Queen, W = Worker, M = Major

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube

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