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My Aphaenogaster megommata Journal

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#1 Offline BakersfieldAnts - Posted August 23 2023 - 4:43 PM

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(8/22/23) at 8:30-10:00 pm I found multiple of these queens wandering in a wash in the desert. I never saw anything like them before they reminded me of the Novomessor I was also collecting, just much smaller and a nice yellow color. There isn’t much information on them online so since I got a good amount of queens I figured I should make a journal on them. This is my first journal and hopefully it's a good one, so far I have reserved queens to keep for myself and I'll be selling/giving some to friends. I will update once they lay eggs.

 

 

Video Link (more detail): https://imgur.com/oTEpzKY

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Edited by BakersfieldAnts, September 28 2023 - 11:51 AM.

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#2 Offline bmb1bee - Posted August 23 2023 - 4:55 PM

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#3 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted August 23 2023 - 5:36 PM

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Seems like a lot of people have been catching these recently, I was able to find an alate that is probably infertile but hopefully I am wrong.

Beautiful species

Interested buying in ants? Feel free to check out my shop

Feel free to read my journals, like this one.

 

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Atta sp (wish they were in CA), Crematogaster cerasi, Most Pheidole species

 

 


#4 Offline Manitobant - Posted August 24 2023 - 9:49 AM

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Yeah I really don’t think megommata is that rare like we originally thought. They just happen to be strictly nocturnal so most people never see them.

#5 Offline BakersfieldAnts - Posted August 24 2023 - 1:58 PM

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Yeah I really don’t think megommata is that rare like we originally thought. They just happen to be strictly nocturnal so most people never see them.

 

Yeah maybe because I caught the most I've seen people get online, I think they are mostly regarded as rare for them being nocturnal and no dense populations of them. just a guess tho lol.



#6 Offline BakersfieldAnts - Posted August 24 2023 - 1:59 PM

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Seems like a lot of people have been catching these recently, I was able to find an alate that is probably infertile but hopefully I am wrong.

Beautiful species

 

Yeah I have also seen people getting more but most people only collect one at a time. I havent seen anyone catch more than 5 anywhere. except for me  :yahoo:


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