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#21 Offline eea - Posted August 27 2021 - 8:18 PM

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seems these termites are having nuptial flights, i saw 2 yesterday


-camponotus sansabeanus: 8 workers and larvae


#22 Offline NancyZamora4991 - Posted August 27 2021 - 8:44 PM

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ummmmmmmmmmmmm this is very not good I left them in a little container and they disappeared!!! will they go into our walls and eat our wood!?!?!?!


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#23 Offline eea - Posted August 27 2021 - 8:48 PM

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ummmmmmmmmmmmm this is very not good I left them in a little container and they disappeared!!! will they go into our walls and eat our wood!?!?!?!

hope not  :(


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-camponotus sansabeanus: 8 workers and larvae


#24 Offline NancyZamora4991 - Posted August 27 2021 - 8:49 PM

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I'm freaking out rn! :o  %)  :blink:



#25 Offline eea - Posted August 27 2021 - 8:53 PM

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I'm freaking out rn! :o  %)  :blink:

well if you're lucky they might be the same gender or they lost each other


-camponotus sansabeanus: 8 workers and larvae


#26 Offline JamesJohnson - Posted August 27 2021 - 9:35 PM

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Incisitermes minor, most likely.


How did you learn to ID so many species? Are you an Entomologist?

 

They're the only termites in California whose reproductives have red heads, so they're pretty easy to identify.

 

there were tons of these everywhere and I caught two I was thinking a termite

They flew here recently? Interesting. In the Sierra Nevadas they flew months ago, so a little odd they would fly later here. Maybe it has to do with wood here being the driest out of any part of the year from now until winter when it starts raining. 


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#27 Offline ANTdrew - Posted August 28 2021 - 2:28 AM

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Plot twist!!!
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

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#28 Offline futurebird - Posted August 28 2021 - 5:47 AM

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They may not have gone far. Try to think like a horny pair of termites. You're going to look for a dark moist wooden place. I hope you can find them. 


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#29 Offline NancyZamora4991 - Posted August 28 2021 - 7:47 AM

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there is a hole in our wall that leads inside the walls right next to the cup



#30 Offline NickAnter - Posted August 28 2021 - 12:44 PM

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Incisitermes minor, most likely.


How did you learn to ID so many species? Are you an Entomologist?

 

Well I have a pretty good memory, and I spend, and have spent, many, many hours on here and the internet in general researching ants and termites, and as someone who has found this species before, I can recognize them.


Species being kept:

 

Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis "plebeius", Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis sp., Solenopsis xyloni, Solenopsis amblychila, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Pheidole navigans, Nylanderia vividula, Aphaenogaster occidentalis, Temnothorax rudis, Temnothorax cf. nitens, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and Strumigenys membranifera

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...


#31 Offline Idontexist - Posted November 27 2021 - 11:43 AM

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I have both in a little cup and I think they are following each other

termites do have kings. I think they wanna mate. They will found colonies together

#32 Online Kaelwizard - Posted November 27 2021 - 8:16 PM

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I have both in a little cup and I think they are following each other

termites do have kings. I think they wanna mate. They will found colonies together
This was answered a while ago.
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#33 Offline PaigeX - Posted November 28 2021 - 2:05 AM

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We have termites everywhere here and yea their little mating dance is cute.


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Favourite Genus: Polyrhachis 

 

Myrmecia Chrysogaster - a Queen. Myrmecia Gilberti - a Queen. Myrmecia Nigrocincta - Queen and worker. Colobopsis Macrocephala - a Queen
Polyrhachis Ammon - 1 Colony + 9 Queens. Polyrhachis Vermiculosa - 2 Colony's + 2 Queen. Polyrhachis Aurea - 1 Queen. Polyrhachis Phryne - a Queen. Polyrhachis Australis - Colony. Polyrhachis Daemeli - 2 Queens.
Camponotus Aeneopilosus - 5 Queens. Camponotus Elegans - a Queen. Camponotus Humilior - 2 Queens. Camponotus Eastwoodi - 2 Queens. Crematogaster Sp. - a Queen.
Brachyponera lutea - a Queen. Iridomyrmex Bicknelli - a colony + 2 queens. Ochetellus glaber - 2 Colony's. + 1 different unidentified Queens.
One unidentified Golden Spiny Ant colony. Might be Polyrhachis (Chariomyrma) schoopae or Polyrhachis (Chariomyrma) pallescens.
 
My YouTube channel: Australian Polyrhachis +

 

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#34 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted November 29 2021 - 12:00 AM

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Yeah the ants get a good feast after a termite nuptial night 3:)  hee hee I'm so evil

I'm also trying to start a termite colony, I have a 2 pairs (I think) right now.

I'll probably just use them as feeders :B


Edited by Leptomyrmx, November 29 2021 - 12:01 AM.

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Colonies: Camponotus humilior 1w, Opisthopsis rufithorax 3w, Aphaenogaster longiceps 5w, Pheidole sp. ~50w 2m, Nylanderia cf. rosae ~10w x2, Rhytidoponera cf. victorae 7w, Iridomyrmex sp. 2q ~30w, Maybe Solenopsis or Monomorium 2w, Brachyponera lutea 3w

Queens: Iridomyrmex purpureus :yahoo:, Colobopsis sp., Nylanderia cf. rosae 2q, Technomyrmex sp., Tetramorium sp.

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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube





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