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This is so cool "Crime Pays But Botany Doesn't" gave me a shout out.


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#1 Offline futurebird - Posted February 24 2024 - 3:07 PM

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CPBBD is a youTube I enjoy where a guy walks around talking about various plants. It's really interesting. Now and then I'll see ants in the background so I made a game of trying to identify each ant. I'd leave a comment that would say things like "Cephalotes sp. the 'turtle ant' makes a cameo at 3:35 if you'd like to see the ant again!" and sometimes I'd chat with other people in the comments about the ants. Spotting ants in the botany videos became my little game.

 

Well today I got a shout out because I guess all the ant comments were getting to him. It's at 15:20 or so.  Fair warning the guy says a lot of swears but I don't think he can help it and he sometimes rants about urban sprawl too, but don't we all?

 

https://youtu.be/84M...sj8PNNQQ&t=1527

 

And what great ants too! I think it's Formica integroides the thatching vinegar ant.

They are doing a thatching ant  behavior in the video: "heat harvesting" the ground is cold but the sun is shining. The ants transfer warmth to the nest by sitting in the sun until they are warm then going into the nest until they are cold. Over & over, slowly building up heat.

 

Isn't that fun!

 

 


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#2 Offline futurebird - Posted February 25 2024 - 8:31 AM

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Here are the videos with "ant cameos" 

 

 

Cephalotes sp.

https://www.youtube....?v=QQWdT5TrEzw 

 

Liometopum luctuosum

https://www.youtube....h?v=YXPZuVcHtAQ

 

Dorymyrmex flavus?

https://www.youtube....DWfHVFp7Y&t=74s

 

Unidentified

https://youtu.be/FZ1...8bHqv4cvQ&t=960

 

Harvester Ant Sp.

https://www.youtube....h?v=RYuANkJADKM

 

Unidentified

https://www.youtube....h?v=5A2Hofwy6F4

 

Unidentified

https://www.youtube....mHwKg0tA&t=735s

 

Unidentified

https://www.youtube....7NOeVdo&t=1848s

 

Myrmecocystus?

https://www.youtube....T9yhqbUw&t=587s

 

 

This video features Atta sp. ants, and shows how their fungus can produce fruits!

https://www.youtube....h?v=vDqdZhPEExo

 

Unidentified

https://www.youtube....h?v=YjuceVgGD4M

 

Camponotus discolor?

https://www.youtube....h?v=4ui-cqSfY3o


Edited by futurebird, February 25 2024 - 8:32 AM.

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#3 Offline T.C. - Posted February 26 2024 - 5:41 AM

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"This is for that ant nerd" lmao
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#4 Offline futurebird - Posted February 26 2024 - 4:40 PM

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I got no come back to that one :/


Starting this July I'm posting videos of my ants every week on youTube.

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