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Which species would you willing to get stung by to keep? (provided it was legal in your area)


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Poll: Which species are you willing to get stung by to obtain a queen of the species? (29 member(s) have cast votes)

Which species are you willing to get stung by to obtain a queen of the species? (multiple choice)

  1. Harpegnathos (14 votes [11.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.97%

  2. Myrmecia (13 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  3. Amblyopone/Stigmatomma (13 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  4. Odontomachus/Anochetus (15 votes [12.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.82%

  5. Eciton (wait... what?) (7 votes [5.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.98%

  6. Paraponera clavata (8 votes [6.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.84%

  7. Diacamma (9 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  8. Solenopsis (fire ants, not small native Australian ones) (12 votes [10.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.26%

  9. Pseudomyrmex (12 votes [10.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.26%

  10. Rhytidoponera (14 votes [11.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.97%

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#1 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted September 20 2021 - 3:37 PM

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Well, I thought of this yesterday, so it's time to do a poll on it.

 

Time to get a one star thread rating!


Edited by Leptomyrmx, September 20 2021 - 3:39 PM.

Leptomyrmx is my name, not the title btw : P

I comment on 10 year old posts, kindly deal with it :]
Keeper of:

Camponotus humilior

Opisthopsis rufithorax

Pheidole sp.

And around 15 other queens.


#2 Offline NancyZamora4991 - Posted September 20 2021 - 3:48 PM

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I voted all of them


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#3 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted September 20 2021 - 4:21 PM

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Harpegnathos is basically my favorite genera. They look so alien!



#4 Offline futurebird - Posted September 20 2021 - 6:21 PM

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I know it's crazy but I'm willing to be stung by the vicious Cephalotes... crazy, I know. 

 

But I'm a tough girl who has been bitten by lasius ants and not even made a sound.  


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#5 Offline Moonant01 - Posted September 20 2021 - 6:54 PM

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Can  you add Manica I love them and I've tested their sting before and it hurt.



#6 Offline Chickalo - Posted September 21 2021 - 4:18 AM

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Imagine one of us chose all of them but has an allergy to Hymenoptera stings  :o

 

Anyway, I add Eciton assuming I'd be able to keep them successfully in captivity, I'd be more than happy to set up an ant escape-proof hallway vivarium style lol


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#7 Offline JCRHJM - Posted September 21 2021 - 5:58 AM

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all of them except for paraponera clavata 



#8 Offline Skwiggledork - Posted September 21 2021 - 10:17 AM

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I would be willing for all. Pain is temporary. Only voted for Paraponera and Myrmecia though, since I really want them.


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#9 Offline CheetoLord02 - Posted September 21 2021 - 11:52 AM

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I know it's crazy but I'm willing to be stung by the vicious Cephalotes... crazy, I know. 

 

But I'm a tough girl who has been bitten by lasius ants and not even made a sound.  

Cephalotes do not have a sting. Myrmicinae in the tribe Attini have a vestigial stinger that does not function. I believe most of their stingers are internal, with rigid exoskeleton covering it so it cannot even exit the body to deliver a venom.


Also, I think the only ones on here would be Eciton and Rhytidoponera. I'm not much a fan of the big, solitary hunter type ants. Even Rhytidoponera is a stretch for what I'd consider "fun" to keep. Even with Eciton being basically impossible to keep I'd rather be given a colony of one of them than anything else on this list, except maybe Myrmecia for the sole purpose of selling them.


Edited by CheetoLord02, September 21 2021 - 11:54 AM.

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#10 Offline UrbanOrganisms - Posted September 21 2021 - 2:31 PM

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Pretty sure this was a joke lol

 

I know it's crazy but I'm willing to be stung by the vicious Cephalotes... crazy, I know. 

 

But I'm a tough girl who has been bitten by lasius ants and not even made a sound.  

Cephalotes do not have a sting. Myrmicinae in the tribe Attini have a vestigial stinger that does not function. I believe most of their stingers are internal, with rigid exoskeleton covering it so it cannot even exit the body to deliver a venom.


Also, I think the only ones on here would be Eciton and Rhytidoponera. I'm not much a fan of the big, solitary hunter type ants. Even Rhytidoponera is a stretch for what I'd consider "fun" to keep. Even with Eciton being basically impossible to keep I'd rather be given a colony of one of them than anything else on this list, except maybe Myrmecia for the sole purpose of selling them.

 


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#11 Offline futurebird - Posted September 21 2021 - 8:12 PM

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LOL. I'm scared enough of my Pogonomyrmex. I don't want any more excitement TBH. 

 

Hence the "I'm so brave I let my lasius neoniger ants bite me all they want"


Starting this July I'm posting videos of my ants every week on youTube.

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#12 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted September 22 2021 - 8:28 PM

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I know it's crazy but I'm willing to be stung by the vicious Cephalotes... crazy, I know. 

 

But I'm a tough girl who has been bitten by lasius ants and not even made a sound.  

I know this is random but speaking of getting bitten by common ants I used to get bitten by Iridomyrmex bickinelli for fun  :)

 

I may as well add that it's interesting to see so many people wanting Rhytidoponera when they're the second most common species in my area and I have about six queens... 


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Leptomyrmx is my name, not the title btw : P

I comment on 10 year old posts, kindly deal with it :]
Keeper of:

Camponotus humilior

Opisthopsis rufithorax

Pheidole sp.

And around 15 other queens.


#13 Offline SYUTEO - Posted September 22 2021 - 10:34 PM

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I got stung by Diacamma last week and the swelling took three days to go away. Anyway, I still wanted a colony of them.

 

Edit: I got stung by Diacamma, AGAIN like a month or two ago and the swelling is still there.


Edited by SYUTEO, November 22 2021 - 2:11 AM.

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Camponotus parius x1, Camponotus irritans x1, Meranoplus bicolor x1, Lepisiota rothneyi x1,  Anochetus sp x1, Monomorium monomorium x1, Tetramorium cf lanuginosum x1, Odontomachus simillimus x2, Iridomyrmex anceps x1, Crematogaster sp x1, Solenopsis geminata x2, Paratopula sp x1, Trichomyrmex destructor x1, Anochetus sp2 1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Unknown Ponerinae x1, Mesoponera rubra x2, Polyrhachis cf bicolor x1, Colobopsis sp x2

 

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#14 Offline KinmanRed777 - Posted November 9 2021 - 12:08 AM

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3 Colonies i would 100% get stung or bitten by to keep them is Paraponera clavata, Eciton hamatum and Pseudomyrmex Apachi... its gonna hurt like hell but damn i want them.

 

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#15 Offline Bugging3out - Posted November 21 2021 - 12:45 PM

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i would get stung by.............

SOLENOPSIS

 

people: Are you crazy?

me: no its just there sting don't hurt at all. (lie)

people: :wtf:


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peace!  :afro:


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#18 Offline PaigeX - Posted November 22 2021 - 10:18 PM

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I've been stung by Rhytidoponera so many times already... what's once more?

 

Also they are one of the ants that made me hate ants for many years because when I moved from NSW to QLD I sat down on grass in School for remembrance day and there happen to be a huge nest of them there. I got stung and bitten all up my leg. I was paranoid for many years after that about big black ants. I was told they were called Green ants (Their nickname) but they always looked black to me. Only until a month ago have I had a closer look at them in the sun and seen they shiny really nice green. xD

 

There are colonies of them around here everywhere. Its like they had a boom in population as soon as I started to keep ants and started to see ants in a new light. I'm still not going near them tho hahaha


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Favourite Ant Genus: Polyrhachis 

 

Here's the list of ants I have so far:
 
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.
 

May God Bless you. 

 


#19 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted November 22 2021 - 10:31 PM

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I've been stung by Rhytidoponera so many times already... what's once more?

 

Also they are one of the ants that made me hate ants for many years because when I moved from NSW to QLD I sat down on grass in School for remembrance day and there happen to be a huge nest of them there. I got stung and bitten all up my leg. I was paranoid for many years after that about big black ants. I was told they were called Green ants (Their nickname) but they always looked black to me. Only until a month ago have I had a closer look at them in the sun and seen they shiny really nice green. xD

 

There are colonies of them around here everywhere. Its like they had a boom in population as soon as I started to keep ants and started to see ants in a new light. I'm still not going near them tho hahaha

Wait I wrote out a whole reply thinking you were talking about green tree ants/weaver ants/Oecophylla-

I only realised that you meant Rhytidoponera when you said they were in the ground oof

I am yet to be stung by Rhytidoponera but I'm sure it will happen soon, having a few queens.


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Leptomyrmx is my name, not the title btw : P

I comment on 10 year old posts, kindly deal with it :]
Keeper of:

Camponotus humilior

Opisthopsis rufithorax

Pheidole sp.

And around 15 other queens.


#20 Offline PaigeX - Posted November 22 2021 - 10:38 PM

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I've been stung by Rhytidoponera so many times already... what's once more?

 

Also they are one of the ants that made me hate ants for many years because when I moved from NSW to QLD I sat down on grass in School for remembrance day and there happen to be a huge nest of them there. I got stung and bitten all up my leg. I was paranoid for many years after that about big black ants. I was told they were called Green ants (Their nickname) but they always looked black to me. Only until a month ago have I had a closer look at them in the sun and seen they shiny really nice green. xD

 

There are colonies of them around here everywhere. Its like they had a boom in population as soon as I started to keep ants and started to see ants in a new light. I'm still not going near them tho hahaha

Wait I wrote out a whole reply thinking you were talking about green tree ants/weaver ants/Oecophylla-

I only realised that you meant Rhytidoponera when you said they were in the ground oof

I am yet to be stung by Rhytidoponera but I'm sure it will happen soon, having a few queens.

 

Yea their nickname here in the South East Qld is green ants. Unlike the top end of Qld where green ants are the weaver ants xD

Can be confusing. 


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Favourite Ant Genus: Polyrhachis 

 

Here's the list of ants I have so far:
 
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.
 

May God Bless you. 

 





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