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#921 Offline ReignofRage - Posted September 18 2022 - 1:01 PM

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People think that the small V. lariversi is the only yellow harvester in California, but I don't think they have seen these before. This is the former Veromessor andrei subsp. flavus which was synonymized with V. andrei. Compared to V. larviersi these are agressive, larger in size, larger colonies, and more. These were found once in 1917 and had never been located again until I found them.

 

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#922 Offline ZTYguy - Posted September 18 2022 - 1:03 PM

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Wow, just absolutely incredible discovery.


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#923 Offline FloridaAnts - Posted September 24 2022 - 8:42 AM

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People think that the small V. lariversi is the only yellow harvester in California, but I don't think they have seen these before. This is the former Veromessor andrei subsp. flavus which was synonymized with V. andrei. Compared to V. larviersi these are agressive, larger in size, larger colonies, and more. These were found once in 1917 and had never been located again until I found them.

 

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Amazing discovery! It doesn't even look like an adult worker!


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#924 Offline ANTicz - Posted September 24 2022 - 8:47 AM

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#925 Offline WideBrownLand - Posted September 28 2022 - 1:22 AM

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A gorgeous looking ant that I found at work today. 

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#926 Offline NicholasP - Posted September 28 2022 - 5:29 AM

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A gorgeous looking ant that I found at work today. 

Awesome! Looks like Polyrachis.


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#927 Offline WideBrownLand - Posted September 28 2022 - 11:36 PM

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A gorgeous looking ant that I found at work today. 

Awesome! Looks like Polyrachis.

 

I think so too. I put it on inaturalist but no one knows what it is. I would love to find the colony it came from.



#928 Offline ReignofRage - Posted October 1 2022 - 1:45 PM

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Here's a picture of Veromessor lariversi (la-rivers-i), named after Ira La Rivers who collected the type series. 

 

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#929 Offline antperson24 - Posted October 5 2022 - 4:28 AM

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Here are some of my photos:

 

Camponotus novaeboracensis

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Aphaenogaster rudis

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Myrmica sp.

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Why keep ants that aren't found in your yard?

There are so many cool ants right were you live!

 

I disagree with the keeping/buying of ants that are not found in your area. 

 

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#930 Offline WideBrownLand - Posted October 18 2022 - 11:20 PM

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A gorgeous Brachyponera lutea that I saw on the weekend in Dularcha National Park, Qld.

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#931 Offline ReignofRage - Posted October 20 2022 - 1:30 PM

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Here's some photos of Camponotus yogi majors.

 

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#932 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted October 31 2022 - 8:24 PM

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A few of my unidentified specimens. I'll probably share some more specimens later, when I have some more time.

 

Leptogenys birmana/processionalis

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Myrmica sp.

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Aphaenogaster "rudis-picea"

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#933 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted November 2 2022 - 8:49 AM

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Formica pergandei

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Pseudomyrmex ejectus

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Lasius speculiventris

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Lasius brevicornis

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Unidentified Nylanderia, strange parvula or an out of range trageri

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Myrmica punctiventris

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Solenopsis invicta

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Nylanderia flavipes

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Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

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#934 Offline Katla - Posted November 4 2022 - 8:09 AM

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First of ! my equipment is a nice macro lens for my samsung note, now I'm looking into real equipment and there for am open to you guys suggestions regarding Camera, Macro Lens, Diffuser and or led Light spot.

At the moment where i am writing this i have only scratched the surface of all your clich├ęs and i am enthusiastic to dig in deeper and have a wonderful journey in the midst of our 6 legged friends.

For now i would like to share some of my "favorite" pictures. Any critics, suggestions and questions a welcome.

 

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And for the last picture, my first Myrmecia, i had only read about their behavior an before then

so having this massive red wingless wasp 50 cm from me on my desk was quite something

especialy if you consider that the look and position she has on the pic she had for 2 hours staring at ME

 

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#935 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted November 12 2022 - 12:25 PM

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A jumping spider on the outside of my house. f/16 ISO 100

 

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Ants are Pets, not Pests. 

 

-Camponotus sansabeanus

-Camponotus US-CA02

-Camponotus vicinus

-Formica podzolica

-Monomorium spp.

-Pogonomyrmex californicus

-Solenopsis spp. 

 


#936 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted December 29 2022 - 4:51 PM

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Shot of some of the small Myrmecocystus mexicanus repletes in my colony.PXL_20221230_002833571.jpg
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Atta sp, Camponotus essegi, Camponotus sansabeanus, Crematogaster cerasi, Pheidole bicarinata

 

 

 


#937 Offline WideBrownLand - Posted December 31 2022 - 5:35 PM

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A Myrmecia gulosa (Red Bull Ant) that I saw in Glen Aplin, Qld. These ants were everywhere and very big and aggressive.

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#938 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted January 2 2023 - 1:31 PM

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Beautiful Camponotus vicinus queen

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Her and her 2 workers are being moved to a mini hearth after diapause.
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Interested buying in ants? Feel free to check out my shop

Feel free to read my journals, like this one.

 

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Atta sp, Camponotus essegi, Camponotus sansabeanus, Crematogaster cerasi, Pheidole bicarinata

 

 

 


#939 Offline antperson24 - Posted February 1 2023 - 6:34 AM

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Here is a Myrmica sp. queen:

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Why keep ants that aren't found in your yard?

There are so many cool ants right were you live!

 

I disagree with the keeping/buying of ants that are not found in your area. 

 

Here's the contest I'm planning over in The AntsCanada Ant Forum's:https://forum.antsca...php?f=6&t=26831


#940 Offline antperson24 - Posted March 4 2023 - 4:59 PM

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Here is a picture of my Aphaenogaster rudis colony:

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Why keep ants that aren't found in your yard?

There are so many cool ants right were you live!

 

I disagree with the keeping/buying of ants that are not found in your area. 

 

Here's the contest I'm planning over in The AntsCanada Ant Forum's:https://forum.antsca...php?f=6&t=26831





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