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Hello from Lima, Peru (PS: do you know the exact name this ant? )

pheidole begginer

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#1 Offline Est118GM - Posted October 17 2016 - 8:50 PM

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Hi my name is Esteban , i live in lima , a coastal city, and i really wasn't very interested in ants until a few weeks ago i came across with one video of ants of AntsCanada. I couldn't understand why , but i kept watching video after video; and by doing so my way of looking at ants changed a lot . Now i appreciate them more than ever , they are so tiny , but yet they have so much details in their bodies , so much complexity in their way of living . 

 

Well, it didn't take too long until i started to have dreams of having my own colony , and lucky me , we were just entering summer. However , i wanted to know first with species of ants lived near my house , and gather all information i could of them . So i've been feeding a group of ants that have been crossing on my window sill for the past 5 days.

 

i managed to take a video of them , and with this comes my first and not last noob question: Do you know the exact name of this ants? 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by  :)



#2 Offline gcsnelling - Posted October 18 2016 - 2:13 AM

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That is Pheidole, that is about as good an Id as you going to get. And thanks for putting the image in your post and not a link some place else to see it.


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#3 Offline Est118GM - Posted October 18 2016 - 10:50 AM

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Thanks for answering :) , and i'm glad you liked that detail , i was about to give up , because at first it only appeared the link,  but at the end i figured out how to put the video directly in my post.  :D



#4 Offline Mdrogun - Posted October 18 2016 - 11:03 AM

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There are 83 Pheidole species in Peru. Here they all are:

https://www.antweb.o...ountryName=Peru

 

You could try and key out which one these ants are. Good luck!


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Currently Keeping:
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

Pheidole pilifera

Forelius sp. (Monogynous, bicolored) "Midwestern Forelius"
Crematogaster cerasi

Pheidole bicarinata

Aphaenogaster rudis

Camponotus chromaiodes

Formica sp. (microgena species)

Nylanderia cf. arenivega


#5 Offline T.C. - Posted October 18 2016 - 11:04 AM

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I talked to you in the chat room and welcomed you lastnight, but Welcome to the forum anyway. :) Cool ants! Only if they were in a cage they would be better! hahaha


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#6 Offline Est118GM - Posted October 18 2016 - 12:05 PM

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There are 83 Pheidole species in Peru. Here they all are:

https://www.antweb.o...ountryName=Peru

 

You could try and key out which one these ants are. Good luck!

Thank you so much for this Mdrogun ! it means a lot , i'll check it right now 

 

 

I talked to you in the chat room and welcomed you lastnight, but Welcome to the forum anyway. :) Cool ants! Only if they were in a cage they would be better! hahaha

 

Thanks , one day i'll have my own coloy .

 

Thanks for stopping by Mdrogun and T.C  :)



#7 Offline SirAnticus - Posted October 29 2016 - 2:14 PM

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Really cool video. What did you use to record the video?

PS I was also in that chat room with you

#8 Offline Solenoqueen - Posted October 29 2016 - 7:24 PM

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Man, you're so lucky you get Pheidole around you. Me, I only get Linepithema humile xD

Try to find the mound dig it up, with Pheidole around you, you will be a very benevolent ant caretaker.


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