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#1 Offline michiganantsinmyyard - Posted July 7 2024 - 8:04 AM

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Don’t have any pictures but I’m on vacation in Tennessee, Gatlinburg area. Solenopsis invicta x richteri alates are everywhere, I’ve seen around 7-8 so far. Even deep in the newfound gap I saw some termites get ravaged by Solenopsis under a log. And it looks like Brachyponera are also invasive here. Quite unfortunate. I do hope it’s not as bad even deeper if I did go.
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#2 Offline Stubyvast - Posted July 7 2024 - 8:06 AM

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Poor termites, just living their lives while foreign ants ravage their homeland. Hope the native species can fight back successfully!


Currently raising: 

Myrmica Rubra (polygynous 2 queen + brood)

Camponotus Modoc (single queen + brood)

Camponotus Vicinus (two single queens + brood)

Lasius Niger (single queen + ~60+ workers)

Tetramorium immigrans (single queen)

Temporarily keeping IdioticMouse26's ants/tarantula until August 12th as he is away. Thanks IM26!

 

 


#3 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted July 7 2024 - 9:07 AM

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Poor termites, just living their lives while foreign ants ravage their homeland. Hope the native species can fight back successfully!

there is a low possibility as there must be tons of colonies.but they still might.


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Currently keeping: 2 C.vicinus colonies.2 C.sansabeanus. 1 C.leavissimus. 2 C.Ca02. 1 V.pergandei. 4 T.immigrans.1 F.pacifica. 1 C.hyatti

1 M.ergatognya

 

 

 

 

Trying to get my hands on :C.modoc,A.vercicolor, and Any Honeypots

  

 

 


#4 Offline michiganantsinmyyard - Posted July 7 2024 - 12:06 PM

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Gocamponotus is right though, I’ve found a ton of Reticulitermes colonies around the area, much more than anywhere in Michigan.
Poor termites, just living their lives while foreign ants ravage their homeland. Hope the native species can fight back successfully!

there is a low possibility as there must be tons of colonies.but they still might.


#5 Offline michiganantsinmyyard - Posted July 7 2024 - 1:48 PM

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Andrew Jackson’s hermitage has gotten me pretty excited however. Did see the invasive brachyponera chinensis, but I found a cool Neivamyrmex trail. Looked to be nigrescens. Very exciting.

#6 Online ANTdrew - Posted July 7 2024 - 3:22 PM

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Those Brachyponera are almost as bad. Don’t let them sting you!
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
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#7 Offline mbullock42086 - Posted July 7 2024 - 5:30 PM

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for me the real pain is when solenopsis stings form a sterile pustule. feels like stepping on a bunch of glass splinters



#8 Offline michiganantsinmyyard - Posted July 8 2024 - 1:25 PM

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On the bright side, salamander populations are still crazy high. First five minutes of a hike in a creek valley region, and I’ve found three different salamander species, in about 15 minutes. On a more ant related note, I did manage to find the pure S. richteri around here.




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