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Two ant queens from Malaysia


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#1 Offline RikuzaYuzu - Posted May 13 2022 - 10:56 PM

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1. Location (on a map) of collection: Seremban in Negeri Sembilan
2. Date of collection: 14/4/2022
3. Habitat of collection: Inside the house,on the ground
4. Length (from head to gaster):Red:5mm
Black:1.1cm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture:
1st has Red upper body and a big blackish brown gaster
2nd has whole black body with big mandibles
6. Distinguishing characteristics: 2nd has big mandibles
7. Distinguishing behavior: can't tell
8. Nest description:

9. Nuptial flight time and date: at night,about 9-11 pm (didn't know needed this and didn't write this down)
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#2 Offline SYUTEO - Posted May 14 2022 - 2:07 AM

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The red one is Crematogaster. The black one is Odontoponera denticulata, their larvae need substrate to spin their coccons.


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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

 

All ant journal: https://www.formicul...os-ant-journal/

 

Will be cleaning up the ACAF sometime in the future.


#3 Offline RikuzaYuzu - Posted May 14 2022 - 2:48 AM

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The red one is Crematogaster. The black one is Odontoponera denticulata, their larvae need substrate to spin their coccons.

can you explain in more detail? or show me show source? i don't understand quite understand it

#4 Offline Manitobant - Posted May 14 2022 - 7:02 AM

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Well the first queen has the distinctive pointed gaster that signifies crematogaster, while the second one has the definitive body shape of odontoponera.
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#5 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted May 21 2022 - 8:10 PM

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The red one is Crematogaster. The black one is Odontoponera denticulata, their larvae need substrate to spin their coccons.

can you explain in more detail? or show me show source? i don't understand quite understand it

 

Sorry I'm late to this, but he means that when the Odontoponera denticulata larvae are going to spin a cocoon, they will need soil. If not they will likely die.


Ants epic :D
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My current ants: Camponotus cf. arrogans (likely unmated), Camponotus cf. irritans (dealate), 2x Camponotus parius (dealate), Meranoplus bicolor (dealate), Odontomachus rixosus, Paratopula sp. (likely unmated), Pheidole cf. noda, Solenopsis geminata

 

Death count: idk there's too many that I've lost :(





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