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#1 Offline freakygin - Posted January 20 2022 - 8:43 PM



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Hello y'all..
My name is Gin
I'm an architect / designer for a Marble company
For as long as i can remember, i always wanted my own formicarium with a very specific ant in mind
This last few weeks, i've been watching AntsCanada channel on YouTube...
And then... out of nowhere, I just said to myself "Ok, let's do this!"
But since my knowledge about ants are about as much as politician's sincerity,
I don't even know where to begin.
So, here i am...
Let's just say, i already prepared my formicarium,
And all that's left is just to put the queen there
All the introduction aside,
I've been meaning to ask about an ant i just captured this morning
Because this is actually the ant i want for my setup, ever since i was a kid.
I assume, big ants would make watching my formicarium more enjoyable
Could anyone tell me what ant is this?
Well.. Obviously it's black
The worker size are about 10+ mm
Single pointy node between her thorax and abdomen
After quick google search, my first guess was a Carpenter Ant
But this ant live nowhere near any wood
They build their colony underground, on my backyard
I need to identify this ant so i could purchase my first queen.
Obviously, English is not my primary language
So, please be gentle if there's any misspelled words or grammar error
Thank you

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#2 Offline cocdeshijie - Posted January 20 2022 - 9:15 PM


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Welcome! It would be easier to identify if you provide location and date found.

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#3 Offline Skwiggledork - Posted January 20 2022 - 9:18 PM


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Welcome to the forum. Your English is perfect, so no need to apologize. 
As for identifying your ant, we will need some more information like location. There is a template for identification request posts that help a lot. 


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#4 Offline freakygin - Posted January 20 2022 - 9:38 PM



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Thank you!


Okay, Will do.

I'll fill the identification template right away. Might take a while..

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#5 Online Manitobant - Posted January 21 2022 - 8:22 AM


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What country are you even in? The ant you posted looks like odontoponera, which is native to southeast asia.
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#6 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted January 21 2022 - 12:01 PM


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#7 Offline antsriondel - Posted January 25 2022 - 5:26 PM


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welcome to the forum!!!!

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#8 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted January 25 2022 - 7:00 PM


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1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.


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#9 Offline PaigeX - Posted January 25 2022 - 7:08 PM


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yes welcome!

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#10 Offline Chickalo - Posted January 25 2022 - 7:32 PM


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Welcome!  Don't worry, your English is better than many Native English speakers I know (probably an I'm-a-teenager-and-therefore-basic-grammatical-structure-and-rules-does-not-apply-to-me type thing).  My guess is against Camponotus, but then again I don't know too much with identification.  Also, yes, location would help loads.  My guess is East Asia area, as Gin sounds like a very Asian name (not stereotypically, it's just languages around there tend to use the same phonetics), then again I could be wrong.  I'm going to piggy-back off of Manito here and say maybe, possibly, Odontoponera?

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