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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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#21 Offline JCRHJM - Posted November 23 2021 - 4:39 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.

 

Rhytidoponera stings are easy to avoid imo since they can't climb and aren't the quickest ants. 


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#22 Offline PaigeX - Posted November 23 2021 - 5:49 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.

 

Rhytidoponera stings are easy to avoid imo since they can't climb and aren't the quickest ants. 

 

If you accidentally stood still on their nest for a moment you would think other wise xD 
They crawl on me even if I accidentally stand in the middle of their trail. Maybe the ones around me are just more aggressive. 


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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. 

 


#23 Offline JCRHJM - Posted November 23 2021 - 6:35 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.

 

Rhytidoponera stings are easy to avoid imo since they can't climb and aren't the quickest ants. 

 

If you accidentally stood still on their nest for a moment you would think other wise xD 
They crawl on me even if I accidentally stand in the middle of their trail. Maybe the ones around me are just more aggressive. 

 

I mean they are easy to avoid while keeping them in formicaria, though they definitely are aggressive


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#24 Offline ANTdrew - Posted November 24 2021 - 3:29 AM

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Please edit grammar in the title of this thread.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.


#25 Offline PaigeX - Posted November 24 2021 - 9:20 AM

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Please edit grammar in the title of this thread.

Mate, I didn't even see that until I re-read it 3 times xD

That's how easy I skip over that kind of thing.


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. 

 


#26 Offline ANTdrew - Posted November 24 2021 - 12:40 PM

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

Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.


#27 Offline Leo - Posted November 24 2021 - 5:39 PM

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have been stung by most of the species while collecting them lol, so i guess it would be "all of the above"


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