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Pheidole adrianoi in Central Florida


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#1 Offline kalimant - Posted May 13 2024 - 2:02 PM

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I don't have a stereo microscope yet (it's coming tomorrow), but I keyed this to Pheidole adrianoi and welcome any corrections. I'm very new to identifying Pheidole that is not P. megacephala.


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Edited by kalimant, May 13 2024 - 2:03 PM.

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#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 13 2024 - 5:04 PM

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Nice post!
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
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#3 Offline kalimant - Posted May 14 2024 - 8:59 AM

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Nice post!

 

Thanks, it's a really cool species, esp when viewed under magnification.

 

Now I am really psyched to find other species in the area, such as P. littoralis.


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#4 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 14 2024 - 11:01 AM

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There is a lot of interesting info on this species in Tschinkel’s Ant Architecture book.
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#5 Offline SHmealer - Posted May 14 2024 - 8:05 PM

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Pheidole adrianoi is relatively common in sandhill & scrub habitat in Florida, you can differ the minors of adrianoi and littoralis by adrianoi being shinier and smaller, and littoralis will be more matt and slightly larger. I've kept every pheidole species in Florida so if you need help/info i've gotchu.


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#6 Offline kalimant - Posted May 15 2024 - 2:34 AM

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There is a lot of interesting info on this species in Tschinkel’s Ant Architecture book.

 

I actually saw a youtube of him with the nest yeah...the book I am thinking of getting though would be Wilson's 2003 Pheidole. Since much of that stuff has been lifted to antwiki though (I think), not sure how useful it will be.


Edited by kalimant, May 15 2024 - 3:18 AM.

I currently maintain a site dedicated to the hyper-diverse myrmicine genus Pheidole.:

 

PHEIDOLE

 

I also own the Lurker's Guide to Leafcutters Ants

 


#7 Offline kalimant - Posted May 15 2024 - 2:37 AM

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Pheidole adrianoi is relatively common in sandhill & scrub habitat in Florida, you can differ the minors of adrianoi and littoralis by adrianoi being shinier and smaller, and littoralis will be more matt and slightly larger. I've kept every pheidole species in Florida so if you need help/info i've gotchu.

 

Great! I actually did have pics of what I keyed to P. dentigula but have not posted it yet. Would be good to have confirmation.


I currently maintain a site dedicated to the hyper-diverse myrmicine genus Pheidole.:

 

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I also own the Lurker's Guide to Leafcutters Ants

 


#8 Offline SHmealer - Posted May 15 2024 - 5:23 PM

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There is a lot of interesting info on this species in Tschinkel’s Ant Architecture book.

 

I actually saw a youtube of him with the nest yeah...the book I am thinking of getting though would be Wilson's 2003 Pheidole. Since much of that stuff has been lifted to antwiki though (I think), not sure how useful it will be.

 

The book: "Ants of Florida" is a great help as a field guide.



#9 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted May 16 2024 - 3:23 AM

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There is a lot of interesting info on this species in Tschinkel’s Ant Architecture book.

I actually saw a youtube of him with the nest yeah...the book I am thinking of getting though would be Wilson's 2003 Pheidole. Since much of that stuff has been lifted to antwiki though (I think), not sure how useful it will be.
The book: "Ants of Florida" is a great help as a field guide.
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#10 Offline kalimant - Posted May 16 2024 - 6:43 AM

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There is a lot of interesting info on this species in Tschinkel’s Ant Architecture book.

 

I actually saw a youtube of him with the nest yeah...the book I am thinking of getting though would be Wilson's 2003 Pheidole. Since much of that stuff has been lifted to antwiki though (I think), not sure how useful it will be.

 

The book: "Ants of Florida" is a great help as a field guide.

 

 

 

i actually have that book on kindle, and it's pretty good. author is deyrup.


Edited by kalimant, May 16 2024 - 6:43 AM.

I currently maintain a site dedicated to the hyper-diverse myrmicine genus Pheidole.:

 

PHEIDOLE

 

I also own the Lurker's Guide to Leafcutters Ants

 





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