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#1 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted September 27 2021 - 6:09 PM

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NOTE: I actually found this queen about 3 weeks ago, I just forgot to post and ID request.

 

Location of collection: Pool in my backyard

Date of collection: Around the 10th of September, forgot the actual date, sorry!

Habitat: Loads of gum trees, near a river

Length: 2.50mm

Coloration: Brownish with very orangey-yellow gaster

Distinguishing characteristics: The abdomen is slightly clear, and as I said, very orangey-yellow

The rest of the questions I do not know.

 

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sorry the images are kinda bad :'0

Edited by Leptomyrmx, September 27 2021 - 7:02 PM.

Colonies: Camponotus humilior 1w, Opisthopsis rufithorax 6w, Aphaenogaster longiceps ~5w, Pheidole sp. ~150w 8m, Iridomyrmex sp. 2q ~20w, Maybe Solenopsis or Monomorium 5w, Brachyponera lutea 6w

Queens: Myrmecia brevinoda :yahoo:, Polyrhachis australis

Previously Kept: Colobopsis gasseri, Technomyrmex sp., Rhytidoponera victorae, Nylanderia cf. rosae

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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube


#2 Offline Manitobant - Posted September 27 2021 - 6:45 PM

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We need closer up pics, all i can tell is that it is a myrmicine.
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#3 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted September 27 2021 - 6:49 PM

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We need closer up pics, all i can tell is that it is a myrmicine.

Ok, I'll try to get some.


Colonies: Camponotus humilior 1w, Opisthopsis rufithorax 6w, Aphaenogaster longiceps ~5w, Pheidole sp. ~150w 8m, Iridomyrmex sp. 2q ~20w, Maybe Solenopsis or Monomorium 5w, Brachyponera lutea 6w

Queens: Myrmecia brevinoda :yahoo:, Polyrhachis australis

Previously Kept: Colobopsis gasseri, Technomyrmex sp., Rhytidoponera victorae, Nylanderia cf. rosae

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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube


#4 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted September 27 2021 - 7:04 PM

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Ok, I got about 1 better image. I don't have a macro lens unfortunately, my uncle has one thought and I'm super determined to figure out what this is, so I could probably borrow it off him if I really need to.


Colonies: Camponotus humilior 1w, Opisthopsis rufithorax 6w, Aphaenogaster longiceps ~5w, Pheidole sp. ~150w 8m, Iridomyrmex sp. 2q ~20w, Maybe Solenopsis or Monomorium 5w, Brachyponera lutea 6w

Queens: Myrmecia brevinoda :yahoo:, Polyrhachis australis

Previously Kept: Colobopsis gasseri, Technomyrmex sp., Rhytidoponera victorae, Nylanderia cf. rosae

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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube


#5 Offline SYUTEO - Posted September 27 2021 - 7:21 PM

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Myrmecina or Tetramorium sp.


Antkeeping since 2018   :)

 

My current list:

Camponotus parius x1, Camponotus irritans x1, Lepisiota rothneyi x1,  Anochetus sp x1, Monomorium monomorium x1,  Solenopsis geminata x1, Paratopula sp x1, Trichomyrmex cf mayri x1, Anochetus sp2 x1, Gnamptogenys sp (Stictoponera) x1, Camponotus albosparsus x2, Carebara affinis x1

 

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#6 Offline NickAnter - Posted September 27 2021 - 8:12 PM

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I think this is probably a member of one of those more obscure Genera they have a lot of in AU.


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Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax rudis and a Hypoponera sp.

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

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#7 Offline Manitobant - Posted September 27 2021 - 8:33 PM

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I am going to make a guess and say its a Tetramorium species of some kind. Unlike the Tetramorium you may have heard about (immigrans, caespitum etc) she is semi claustral.


EDIT: i think it might be Tetramorium fuscipes, a species with records in your area: https://www.instagra...edium=copy_link

Edited by Manitobant, September 27 2021 - 8:37 PM.

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#8 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted September 27 2021 - 9:30 PM

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I am going to make a guess and say its a Tetramorium species of some kind. Unlike the Tetramorium you may have heard about (immigrans, caespitum etc) she is semi claustral.


EDIT: i think it might be Tetramorium fuscipes, a species with records in your area: https://www.instagra...edium=copy_link

Oh, thanks, it does look quite like it, the coloration is mainly the same on the head and thorax though, and the texture is a bit different, I think you might be right about the Tetramorium part though.


Colonies: Camponotus humilior 1w, Opisthopsis rufithorax 6w, Aphaenogaster longiceps ~5w, Pheidole sp. ~150w 8m, Iridomyrmex sp. 2q ~20w, Maybe Solenopsis or Monomorium 5w, Brachyponera lutea 6w

Queens: Myrmecia brevinoda :yahoo:, Polyrhachis australis

Previously Kept: Colobopsis gasseri, Technomyrmex sp., Rhytidoponera victorae, Nylanderia cf. rosae

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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube


#9 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted September 27 2021 - 10:10 PM

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NOO! I think they're Tetramorium capitale, and apparently that's quite a rare species! I found 3 queens but was short on test tubes so I only caught one! Oh well, at least I know for next time.


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Colonies: Camponotus humilior 1w, Opisthopsis rufithorax 6w, Aphaenogaster longiceps ~5w, Pheidole sp. ~150w 8m, Iridomyrmex sp. 2q ~20w, Maybe Solenopsis or Monomorium 5w, Brachyponera lutea 6w

Queens: Myrmecia brevinoda :yahoo:, Polyrhachis australis

Previously Kept: Colobopsis gasseri, Technomyrmex sp., Rhytidoponera victorae, Nylanderia cf. rosae

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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube


#10 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted September 28 2021 - 5:47 AM

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NOO! I think they're Tetramorium capitale, and apparently that's quite a rare species! I found 3 queens but was short on test tubes so I only caught one! Oh well, at least I know for next time.

Could be, but i'm gonna go with what Manitobant said, Tetramorium fuscipes. Super cool species nonetheless!


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-Camponotus sansabeanus

-Camponotus US-CA02

-Camponotus vicinus

-Formica podzolica

-Monomorium spp.

-Pogonomyrmex californicus

-Solenopsis spp. 

 


#11 Offline Manitobant - Posted September 28 2021 - 6:30 AM

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NOO! I think they're Tetramorium capitale, and apparently that's quite a rare species! I found 3 queens but was short on test tubes so I only caught one! Oh well, at least I know for next time.

you know they’re polygynous, right?

#12 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted September 28 2021 - 2:51 PM

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NOO! I think they're Tetramorium capitale, and apparently that's quite a rare species! I found 3 queens but was short on test tubes so I only caught one! Oh well, at least I know for next time.

you know they’re polygynous, right?

 

Yeah, it's pretty annoying, if I'd known when I caught them!
I mean I found 3 when I found the first one, before I knew the species.

Also, since she's so tiny, (3mm) should I move her into a smaller test tube?


Edited by Leptomyrmx, September 28 2021 - 3:32 PM.

Colonies: Camponotus humilior 1w, Opisthopsis rufithorax 6w, Aphaenogaster longiceps ~5w, Pheidole sp. ~150w 8m, Iridomyrmex sp. 2q ~20w, Maybe Solenopsis or Monomorium 5w, Brachyponera lutea 6w

Queens: Myrmecia brevinoda :yahoo:, Polyrhachis australis

Previously Kept: Colobopsis gasseri, Technomyrmex sp., Rhytidoponera victorae, Nylanderia cf. rosae

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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube


#13 Offline maserman - Posted October 21 2021 - 1:02 PM

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Hi there, my son is very keen to find and catch Meat Ants, does anyone have any idea where to go in NSW, hopefully not too far from Sydney or even in Sydney would be good. Appreciate any ideas.  Regards, Steve



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Hi there, my son is very keen to find and catch Meat Ants, does anyone have any idea where to go in NSW, hopefully not too far from Sydney or even in Sydney would be good. Appreciate any ideas.  Regards, Steve

uhhhhhhhh maybe post a new topic?


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#15 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted October 21 2021 - 4:01 PM

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Hi there, my son is very keen to find and catch Meat Ants, does anyone have any idea where to go in NSW, hopefully not too far from Sydney or even in Sydney would be good. Appreciate any ideas.  Regards, Steve

uhhhhhhhh maybe post a new topic?

 

Start a new thread in the "General" section and ask the same question. It helps keep these threads organized.  


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Ants are Pets, not Pests. 

 

-Camponotus sansabeanus

-Camponotus US-CA02

-Camponotus vicinus

-Formica podzolica

-Monomorium spp.

-Pogonomyrmex californicus

-Solenopsis spp. 

 






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