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Ant ID - Gurugram, India 2/13/24

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#1 Offline Chime - Posted February 13 2024 - 6:30 AM

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1. Location of collection: Farm area I visited on a school field trip

2. Date of collection. 29/1/24
3. Habitat of collection. Sandy, humid, muddy, with grassy areas
4. Length. 1 inch/25.4 mm/2.54cm
5. Colorationt. Black, shiny, with perhaps a bit of brown? Unsure.
6. Distinguishing characteristics: 2 nodes

7. Anything else distinctive. High energy, with loose footing, falls over easily when the test-tube is turned if it isn't holding onto the cotton balls.
8. Nest description). In holes in the floor, sandy

9. Nuptial flight time and date: In the early mornings
10 . Post the clearest pictures possible of the top, side, and face of the ant in question, and if possible, their nest and the habitat they were collected in.

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#2 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted February 13 2024 - 6:37 AM

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Messor, either M. himalayanus or M. instabilis.
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#3 Offline Chime - Posted February 13 2024 - 7:02 AM

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Thank you so much! Glad to know that, I love the messor species ^^







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