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Ant nests and observations (UPDATE)

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#21 Offline Leo - Posted January 29 2017 - 4:47 AM


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there are odorous house ants in my house AND ghost ants, they clash with my ants, luckily they have lost every battle so far  :whistle:

They get into your formicariums?


twice, yes

#22 Offline Shareallicu - Posted January 29 2017 - 11:02 PM


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Ok, so this morning something pretty cool happened. I was strolling around my house just observing the ants and I saw some Odontoponera being attacked by Pheidole (with majors). At first I thought it was pretty normal but I didn't understand why such large numbers of Pheidole were rushing out. A few moments later my dog ran up to where the Odontoponera nest was and he started smelling the nest. Suddenly he jumped back and started barking. He started digging and digging ant about 5 minutes later I saw the remains of a  wall gecko. The Pheidole were rather fighting to take possesion of the wall gecko's carcass.


Land structure: Edge of a flower bed, Cracked cement

Found: 29/01/17, 7:03am

Species: Odontoponera sp. ,Pheidole sp.



Here are some pics:

I'll add pictures of the ants later


Lizards head




If you look closely you can see the lizards leg and tail in the centre of the pic



My dog 



Nice to see you have a helper :)  My dog used to help clear the barn of rats!  She was an awesome hunter. 

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#23 Offline antgenius123 - Posted January 30 2017 - 8:48 AM


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Nice to see you have a helper :)  My dog used to help clear the barn of rats!  She was an awesome hunter. 





Yeah dogs are pretty useful when it comes to this stuff. :)

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