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#901 Offline PaigeX - Posted July 20 2022 - 10:41 PM

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Rhytidoponera metallica
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That last queen looking ant is just adorable!

 

amazing thing is she's only a worker! The queen a gaster length longer. And they really are very cute! I have a few colonies and love to watch them run around.


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That last queen looking ant is just adorable!


amazing thing is she's only a worker! The queen a gaster length longer. And they really are very cute! I have a few colonies and love to watch them run around.



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Rhytidoponera metallicaattachicon.gifIMG_1934.JPGattachicon.gifIMG_2027.JPG
 
Polyrhachis vermiculosaattachicon.gifIMG_2366.JPG


That last queen looking ant is just adorable!

amazing thing is she's only a worker! The queen a gaster length longer. And they really are very cute! I have a few colonies and love to watch them run around.


Fascinating! Would love to have a colony of them, but my location does not allow it.

Also, your post quoting mine was the 900th post on the photography thread. Just a mile stone…
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#903 Offline WideBrownLand - Posted July 24 2022 - 12:43 PM

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A really small Paraparatrechina sp. that I found in some compost in my backyard. Sunshine Coast, Qld.

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#904 Offline WideBrownLand - Posted August 10 2022 - 12:32 PM

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A couple of ants that I saw on a bushwalk yesterday. Some type of Myrmecia species and an Iridomyrmex rubriceps. Both found in Glasshouse Mountains National Park, Qld.

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#905 Offline PaigeX - Posted August 11 2022 - 1:11 AM

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A couple of ants that I saw on a bushwalk yesterday. Some type of Myrmecia species and an Iridomyrmex rubriceps. Both found in Glasshouse Mountains National Park, Qld.

2nd picture is of Iridomyrmex rubriceps. And the bull ant people are still trying to ID on iNat ahha


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#906 Offline WideBrownLand - Posted August 11 2022 - 12:34 PM

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A couple of ants that I saw on a bushwalk yesterday. Some type of Myrmecia species and an Iridomyrmex rubriceps. Both found in Glasshouse Mountains National Park, Qld.

2nd picture is of Iridomyrmex rubriceps. And the bull ant people are still trying to ID on iNat ahha

 

It probably won't get identified unfortunately by the looks of it. I have as many unknown ant pictures as I have identified ones. It is a frustrating hobby sometimes.


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#907 Offline PaigeX - Posted August 12 2022 - 6:01 AM

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A couple of ants that I saw on a bushwalk yesterday. Some type of Myrmecia species and an Iridomyrmex rubriceps. Both found in Glasshouse Mountains National Park, Qld.

2nd picture is of Iridomyrmex rubriceps. And the bull ant people are still trying to ID on iNat ahha

 

It probably won't get identified unfortunately by the looks of it. I have as many unknown ant pictures as I have identified ones. It is a frustrating hobby sometimes.

 

Yea, I hear that haha. I get annoyed or frustrated with not being able to put a name to an ant. Let alone if I'm keeping it.


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#908 Offline ANTdrew - Posted August 12 2022 - 7:17 AM

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We used our Biden Buck$/ Kamala Ka$h this summer to visit my wife's family in Bolivia. The ant diversity down there was basically mind-blowing. Here are a few of the cooler species I was able to photograph:

 

1. Cephalotes atratus

2. Acromyrmex striatus

3. Camponotus mus

4. Camponotus rosariensis

5. Pheidole cf obscurithorax

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#909 Offline antsriondel - Posted August 13 2022 - 12:06 PM

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We used our Biden Buck$/ Kamala Ka$h this summer to visit my wife's family in Bolivia. The ant diversity down there was basically mind-blowing. Here are a few of the cooler species I was able to photograph:

 

1. Cephalotes atratus

2. Acromyrmex striatus

3. Camponotus mus

4. Camponotus rosariensis

5. Pheidole cf obscurithorax

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Wow, that really is crazy!



#910 Online FinWins - Posted August 16 2022 - 11:46 AM

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I was feeding my Formica argentea and I just had to take some pics. I got a new iPad so that is why pictures are much better quality.

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I keep: Acromyrmex versicolor :D, Brachymyrmex sp., Cremagaster sp., C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. clarithorax, C. maritimus, Formica argentea, L. occidental, M. mexicanus, Odontomachus brunneus :D, Pheidole sp., Pogonomyrmex californicus, Pogonomyrmex rugosus, S. xyloni, 

I’m looking for: Stigmatomma sp., Pseudomyrmex apache or gracilis, PM me if your selling these in the US


#911 Offline WideBrownLand - Posted August 20 2022 - 10:09 PM

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Some of the Crematogaster species that I have seen over the last week here on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

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#912 Online FinWins - Posted August 22 2022 - 4:08 PM

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One of my dozen or so S. xyloni founding colonies.

Caught the queens about a month ago.

First workers!!!

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I keep: Acromyrmex versicolor :D, Brachymyrmex sp., Cremagaster sp., C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. clarithorax, C. maritimus, Formica argentea, L. occidental, M. mexicanus, Odontomachus brunneus :D, Pheidole sp., Pogonomyrmex californicus, Pogonomyrmex rugosus, S. xyloni, 

I’m looking for: Stigmatomma sp., Pseudomyrmex apache or gracilis, PM me if your selling these in the US


#913 Offline PaigeX - Posted September 3 2022 - 4:12 AM

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Rhytidoponera metallica

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Eastern Stone Gecko - Diplodactylus vittatus

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Ochetellus glaber

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My Pheidole sp colony. They are getting alates.

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Papyrius nitidus

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Favourite Genus: Polyrhachis 

Most Favourite I'm keeping: Polyrhachis sp (so many sp), Colobopsis macrocephala, Dolichoderus scrobiculatus
Smaller ones: Carebara sp, Cardiocondyla sp, Stigmacros sp, Pheidole sp
 
Current Journals: Main   Myrmecia nigrocincta
My YouTube channel: Australian Polyrhachis

My Instagram: australian_polyrhachis

 

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#914 Offline NicholasP - Posted September 3 2022 - 7:37 AM

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Some Lasius aphidicola I caught yesterday.

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#915 Offline antsriondel - Posted September 5 2022 - 9:36 AM

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Some Lasius aphidicola I caught yesterday.

Awesome!



#916 Offline WideBrownLand - Posted September 10 2022 - 3:11 AM

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Now the weather is finally warming up where I am I have been seeing a lot of queens around. Here are 2 from the last couple of days. A Rhytidoponera metallica and I don't know what the other one is.

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#917 Offline ANTdrew - Posted September 10 2022 - 4:39 AM

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First one looks like some sort of Camponotus.
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
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#918 Offline OiledOlives - Posted September 10 2022 - 6:55 AM

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#919 Offline OiledOlives - Posted September 10 2022 - 7:15 AM

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First one looks like some sort of Camponotus.

It's Iridomyrmex


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#920 Offline BioScorpion - Posted September 11 2022 - 12:12 AM

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  Camponotus novaeboracensis

 

 

 

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