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#1 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted July 14 2021 - 4:55 PM

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This little fella was crawling in some sand near our pond. I have no idea what he (or she) is?






I’d say it’s over an inch in length, maybe closer to an inch and a half.
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#2 Offline CheetoLord02 - Posted July 14 2021 - 5:05 PM

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looks like a mole cricket?


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#3 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted July 14 2021 - 5:07 PM

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Yup, its a mole cricket. 


Ants are Pets, not Pests. 

 

-Camponotus sansabeanus

-Camponotus US-CA02

-Camponotus vicinus

-Formica podzolica

-Monomorium spp.

-Pogonomyrmex californicus

-Solenopsis spp. 

 


#4 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted July 14 2021 - 5:37 PM

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Mole cricket. It looks kinda cute


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#5 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted July 14 2021 - 5:44 PM

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Mole cricket. It looks kinda cute

:lol:


Edited by PetsNotPests, July 14 2021 - 5:44 PM.

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Ants are Pets, not Pests. 

 

-Camponotus sansabeanus

-Camponotus US-CA02

-Camponotus vicinus

-Formica podzolica

-Monomorium spp.

-Pogonomyrmex californicus

-Solenopsis spp. 

 


#6 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 14 2021 - 6:56 PM

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Mole cricket. It looks kinda cute

I can’t stand crickets. They are the only insect that really scares me. I can’t really explain why.
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#7 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted July 14 2021 - 8:18 PM

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Mole cricket. It looks kinda cute

I can’t stand crickets. They are the only insect that really scares me. I can’t really explain why.

 

Haha I find crickets adorable. Their eyes and the way they walk  <3


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#8 Offline ZTYguy - Posted July 14 2021 - 10:28 PM

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God I hate crickets. The one insect that I can’t stand. Ever since that one summer night. I never wore that shirt again.


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#9 Offline smares - Posted July 14 2021 - 10:34 PM

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Yeah I agree, it is cute!
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#10 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted July 15 2021 - 6:15 AM

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Definitely a mole cricket. I've never found one, nice!
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#11 Offline futurebird - Posted July 18 2021 - 5:36 PM

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God I hate crickets. The one insect that I can’t stand. Ever since that one summer night. I never wore that shirt again.

 

 

It's really funny how many antkeepers have strange insect phobias. 

 

Me? Really just the pest species of roaches. I stand on a damn chair and scream for my husband. And he's like "but you *raise* roaches" 

 

he just doesn't get it. I don't like how they move. *shudder*

 

(also I think that cricket is adorable)


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#12 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted July 21 2021 - 12:08 PM

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:o And I thought hummingbird moths were wierd! :facepalm:


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#13 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted July 21 2021 - 12:22 PM

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i mean I'm scared of some spiders, and of course wasps


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