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#1 Offline futurebird - Posted July 22 2022 - 9:58 AM

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#2 Offline lazyant - Posted July 22 2022 - 10:09 AM

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That's the "Professional ant experts" you get in pest control alot....


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"Loneliness and cheeseburgers are a dangerous mix." -Comic book guy 


#3 Offline That_one_ant_guy - Posted July 22 2022 - 10:36 AM

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#4 Offline FloridaAnts - Posted July 22 2022 - 10:59 AM

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Nooo! I was just about to post something about this in the meme thread… but I guess I still will…

#5 Offline futurebird - Posted July 22 2022 - 11:11 AM

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At least that "fire ant" lives in the US and stings...


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#6 Offline Manitobant - Posted July 22 2022 - 11:22 AM

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I saw a pest control ad on a bench earlier this week that showed a messor barbarus queen. They literally just copy pasted a random photo from the internet.
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#7 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted July 22 2022 - 6:29 PM

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I saw one that had a Formica fusca worker. 

In Australia.

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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

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#8 Offline lazyant - Posted July 22 2022 - 7:46 PM

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This one is just hilarious.... Honestly they are desperate with this one

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#9 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted July 22 2022 - 9:55 PM

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Alright, this is just stupid. https://www.rentokil...log/ant-species

Half those species aren't even found in Australia.

 

I admittedly used this website to identify ants when I was a beginner. Not proud of that at all.

 


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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

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#10 Offline gcsnelling - Posted July 23 2022 - 4:27 AM

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As funny as it is, keep in mind that alot of these companies use an ad company to make these things with little or no input from the actual PC company.


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#11 Offline futurebird - Posted July 23 2022 - 6:14 AM

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This one is just hilarious.... Honestly they are desperate with this one

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The layers of wrongness are wild. For one thing ants are one of the few insects that do practice quarantine of sick individuals. Ants in homes are more of a nuisance than a health crisis (like roaches) with the possible exception of a few species. The ants shown are not "pesty" types. 

On and on...

Oh and ants can't get or spread COVID what???

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#12 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 23 2022 - 7:03 AM

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Alright, this is just stupid. https://www.rentokil...log/ant-species
Half those species aren't even found in Australia.
 
I admittedly used this website to identify ants when I was a beginner. Not proud of that at all.

Hahaha

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Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#13 Offline FloridaAnts - Posted July 23 2022 - 8:02 AM

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Alright, this is just stupid. https://www.rentokil...log/ant-species
Half those species aren't even found in Australia.
 
I admittedly used this website to identify ants when I was a beginner. Not proud of that at all.


Hey, at least 3 of those Genera were in Australia
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#14 Offline futurebird - Posted July 23 2022 - 9:44 AM

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I tried to make jokes about how bad pest control company ads are... but they ended up just looking like normal pest control ads.

 

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#15 Offline JesseTheAntKid - Posted April 29 2024 - 7:13 AM

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Bro orkin said a big reason why carpenter ants are bad is because quote
"Fast growth"
WHAT 😭😭😭😭

Currently keeping: Pheidole obscurithorax (FINALLY I CAN STUDY THEM AND HAVE THEIR COOL MAJORS  B)), Tetramorium bicarinatum, Solenopsis spp. (probably xyloni, the queens are tiny hehe)

Wanting: Atta texana, Camponotus planatus (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HOOK ME UP WITH ATTA)

Previously kept: Monomorium minimum, Pheidole dentata

 

"ATTAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!" -Me

"AAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" -Even more me

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"- Me personified


#16 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted May 3 2024 - 11:47 AM

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Don’t you hate it when your “authentic” “carpenter ants” morph into Paraponera clavata and sting you in your sleep?

Ants are small creatures... but together... they can rule the world.

 

 

 


#17 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted May 3 2024 - 11:53 AM

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dang it-

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Ants are small creatures... but together... they can rule the world.

 

 

 


#18 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted May 3 2024 - 12:54 PM

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That  is just mad



Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#19 Offline Ernteameise - Posted May 3 2024 - 1:35 PM

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In Germany we have a word for this.

It is called "Fremdschämen".

It means feeling very embarrassed on behalf of someone else.


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#20 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted May 3 2024 - 1:41 PM

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You learn something new everyday!



Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus





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