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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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
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