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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:


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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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#14 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted October 24 2021 - 8:56 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)

 

My insect phobia is weird too. I hate Katydids. I just can't stand the way they look.


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#15 Offline PaigeX - Posted October 26 2021 - 11:59 AM

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That is one really nice looking mole cricket. I rarely see that colour around. Normally i see a more darker brown colour. They weird me out when you hold them in your hand and some kinds bite. But fun to watch on the ground. They turn up in the most weirdest of places here in Australia. Under rocks or in a water tank, no idea why xD.


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Golden Bull Ant - Myrmecia Chrysogaster - Queen in test tube and small outworld. No eggs yet.
Golden Tailed Spiny Ant - Polyrhachis Ammon - Or might be Polyrhachis Brisbanensis. - Colony.
Also a few Queens in test tubes with small outworlds.
Golden Tailed Spiny Ant - Polyrhachis Vermiculosa - Colony.
Golden Tail Sugar Ant - Camponotus Aeneopilosus - A few queens in test tubes.
Household Sugar Ant - Camponotus Humilior - A few queens in test tubes.
White-Legged Sugar Ant - Camponotus Elegans - Colony.
Brachyponera lutea - Queen in test tube - has eggs, larvae and cocoons.
Black Pavement Ant - Iridomyrmex Bicknelli - Queen in test tube. Has first workers.
Black Ant - Ochetellus glaber - Colony. 
 
One mini small orange Ant queen of 3mm in size. (0.11 inch) Has some eggs already.
One unidentified Golden Spiny Ant queen in test tube with eggs. Larger in size than Polyrhachis Vermiculosa by 1mm.
One unidentified Golden Spiny Ant colony. Smaller than Polyrhachis Vermiculosa by 1-2 mm.
 

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#16 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted October 26 2021 - 1:13 PM

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There are Jerusalem crickets showing up in my yard now and I'm terrified of one touching me.  :o


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#17 Offline Arthroverts - Posted December 2 2021 - 4:16 PM

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That's a really nice-looking mole cricket! Would love to keep a few of these one day.

 

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