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Leptomyrmx's Myrmecia Mishaps

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#1 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted January 9 2022 - 2:12 PM


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Hi everyone. In this journal, I'll be recording all the close calls I have with wild Myrmecia, or Bull Ants, for your entertainment.


9th of January, 2022

Brushed past a tree, and a Myrmecia nigrocinta worker falls out and onto my shoulder. My stupid reflexes make me brush it off, and she lands on my sister's bare hand. Luckily nobody was stung, I couldn't believe it.

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My Ants:

Colonies: Camponotus humilior 1w, Opisthopsis rufithorax 11w, Aphaenogaster longiceps ~5w, Pheidole sp. ~235w ~15m, Iridomyrmex sp. 2q 1w, Brachyponera lutea 6w, Crematogaster sp. ~20w, Podomyrma sp. 1w

Queens: Polyrhachis cf. robinsoni, Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) sp. (likely infertile)

Previously Kept: Colobopsis gasseri, Technomyrmex sp., Rhytidoponera victorae, Nylanderia cf. rosae, Myrmecia brevinoda/forficata, Polyrhachis australis, Solenopsis/Monomorium

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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube

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#2 Offline JCRHJM - Posted January 10 2022 - 4:56 AM


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Nigrocincta used to scare the crap out of me especially because they can jump, to be honest they still do especially when they come close to my fingers. 

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#3 Offline PaigeX - Posted January 10 2022 - 3:52 PM


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Yea when I got the one you gave to me she jumped at me when i put something into the container. Scared me a bit hahaha.
I also saw a small Myrmecia Chrysogaster worker yesterday and followed her to under a car we don't use. I'm guessing we have a new nest under there but I can't get to it to see. It was clearly a nanitics because of its size.

Favourite Genus: Polyrhachis 

Most Favourite I'm keeping: Polyrhachis sp (so many sp), Colobopsis macrocephala, Dolichoderus scrobiculatus
Smaller ones: Carebara sp, Cardiocondyla sp, Stigmacros sp, Pheidole sp
Current Journals: Main   Myrmecia nigrocincta
My YouTube channel: Australian Polyrhachis

My Instagram: australian_polyrhachis


May God Bless you.

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