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Mesa, Az 3/3/22


Best Answer NickAnter , March 6 2022 - 7:44 PM

Forelius sp.

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#1 Offline poohbearsdad - Posted March 6 2022 - 6:56 PM



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1. Location (on a map) of collection:  Mesa,Az in a small patch of desert
2. Date of collection: 3/3/22
3. Habitat of collection: desert sand
4. Length (from head to gaster): workers maybe about 1.5 or 2mm and queen looks about 3.5 or 4.5mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: queens are kinda brown and blackish gaster. workers are brown with a more white/brown gaster
6. Distinguishing characteristics: Very small, 3 queens in this colony
7. Distinguishing behavior:
8. Nest description: Desert sand near some houses

9. Nuptial flight time and date: Unknown

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#2 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted March 6 2022 - 7:26 PM


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It looks like Dorymyrmex Sp. or Forelius Sp. 

My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 

#3 Offline NickAnter - Posted March 6 2022 - 7:44 PM   Best Answer


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Forelius sp.

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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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#4 Offline poohbearsdad - Posted March 6 2022 - 9:44 PM



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Thanks so much

#5 Offline AntsLA-1 - Posted March 6 2022 - 9:55 PM


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Looks a lot like Forelius mccooki, but definitely a Forelius sp.

Ants are cute, that's that.



Currently Keeping:


Tetramorium immagrans

Pogonomyrmex californicus

Pogonomyrmex montanus

Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: ants

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