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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

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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, Odontomachus rixosus, Oecophylla smaragdina, Solenopsis geminata

 

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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