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#1 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted March 27 2024 - 5:13 PM

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The Self Identification Thread, will be pretty much, a place where you can find a list of ants from your region, and narrow it down to the ones that match the ant you caught. Here is an example of how that would go.

If images don't load, just link an image of at least one caste of the species in question. Worst case scenario, the reader can just look up the species and find google images.




REGION: TEXAS'


SPECIES: Atta texana.


QUEEN IMAGE:


MAJOR IMAGE (OPTIONAL):


(MINOR) WORKER IMAGE:


APPEARANCE DESCRIPTION: Red ranging from very dark to very bright, heads are wide with eyes close to the mandibles. Queens and males look very similar, but queens have large heads.


FOUNDING (CLAUSTRAL? POLYGYNOUS?) A claustral ant, A. texana queens bring a fungal pellet from their host colony into their founding chamber while they raise brood.


DIET (OPTIONAL): Workers must forage for dried leaves, which they bring back as food for the fungus they cultivate and eat.


BEHAVIOR: Workers will go very far to find leaves. They may not accept moist ones. Take care to properly remove parasites and disease from leaves by boiling or freezing.


OTHER NOTES: Do not heat the leafcutter ants, as this could kill their fungus.

If pictures do not load, view all female castes here.

Do note species is A. cephalotes, not A. texana.

Edited by The_Gaming-gate, March 27 2024 - 5:39 PM.

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#2 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted March 27 2024 - 5:24 PM

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Florida

 

Camponotus floridanus

 

 

C. floridanus has a read head and thorax. Eyes are set high above the base of the antennae. The gaster of the ant is black, and on queens may have faint stripes.

 

 

Queens are fully claustral and can survive on reserves until workers arrive. They are monogynous and have a high chance of killing a second queen.

 

 

C. floridanus has a quite typical behavior for an ant.

 

 

If images did not load, go to this link to see a C. floridanus worker.

 

 


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#3 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 27 2024 - 6:48 PM

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This is a great and helpful idea.
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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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