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Ant nests in my area (South East Queensland)


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#41 Offline Leo - Posted January 30 2017 - 6:17 PM

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catch?



#42 Offline CrazyLegs - Posted January 30 2017 - 7:13 PM

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Those ants were a small species. Too small for me I'm afraid. :)

 

This Leptomyrmex darlingtoni nest looks like it came straight out of a J.R.R.Tolkien fantasy novel.

leptomyrmex darlingtoni
What a home.
Leptomyrmex

 


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#43 Offline Shareallicu - Posted January 30 2017 - 7:23 PM

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Awesome pictures! :) I want to go hunting for ant nests too ;)


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#44 Offline CrazyLegs - Posted January 30 2017 - 7:30 PM

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There really is another universe hiding within our own.

Sometimes I ponder the smaller civilizations.

It seems to me that there is always a smaller organism.

If there is always a smaller and smaller civilization.

Could it be said that there are also civilizations bigger and bigger?

 

Hope this doesn't keep you up at night. :)


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#45 Offline Shareallicu - Posted January 31 2017 - 2:38 PM

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There really is another universe hiding within our own.

Sometimes I ponder the smaller civilizations.

It seems to me that there is always a smaller organism.

If there is always a smaller and smaller civilization.

Could it be said that there are also civilizations bigger and bigger?

 

Hope this doesn't keep you up at night. :)

No I have always thought about how cool it was too :)

 

I think my chickens have eaten all of the ants in the yard.  I need to go to the park and look I think :/ 

 

The chickens are wiping out my little civilizations lol


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#46 Offline CrazyLegs - Posted January 31 2017 - 5:35 PM

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Chickens have a crazy ability to detect the smallest movements under the surface of the soil. :)


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#47 Offline Shareallicu - Posted February 1 2017 - 1:51 PM

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That's very true CrazyLegs!


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#48 Offline Nathant2131 - Posted February 1 2017 - 1:54 PM

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There really is another universe hiding within our own.

Sometimes I ponder the smaller civilizations.

It seems to me that there is always a smaller organism.

If there is always a smaller and smaller civilization.

Could it be said that there are also civilizations bigger and bigger?

 

Hope this doesn't keep you up at night. :)

No I have always thought about how cool it was too :)

 

I think my chickens have eaten all of the ants in the yard.  I need to go to the park and look I think :/

 

The chickens are wiping out my little civilizations lol

 

Same here haha


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#49 Offline Leo - Posted February 1 2017 - 4:47 PM

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so did you dig up the bike trail colony?



#50 Offline CrazyLegs - Posted February 2 2017 - 2:55 AM

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so did you dig up the bike trail colony?

Not yet mate.



#51 Offline CrazyLegs - Posted February 10 2017 - 2:04 PM

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Here's another Leptomyrmex nest with an entrance protected by a sturdy log.

Obvious nest 1
I've seen a few male alates that I believe belong to this species flying around lately.
Obvious nest 2
Couple of guards on duty and workers moving fresh soil.
Obvious nest 3

 

 


Edited by CrazyLegs, February 10 2017 - 2:53 PM.

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#52 Offline Leo - Posted February 10 2017 - 4:14 PM

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cool



#53 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted September 16 2021 - 2:48 PM

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I need Odantomachus.... :(

have those at my school, found queen  :P

 

I know this is really old, but...
WH- HOW- BU-
Odontomachus.
School.
I would go to school 7 days a week if there was Odontomachus at my school.


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My Ants:

Colonies: Camponotus humilior 1w, Opisthopsis rufithorax 11w, Aphaenogaster longiceps ~5w, Pheidole sp. ~235w ~15m, Iridomyrmex sp. 2q 1w, Brachyponera lutea 6w, Crematogaster sp. ~20w, Podomyrma sp. 1w

Queens: Polyrhachis cf. robinsoni, Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) sp. (likely infertile)

Previously Kept: Colobopsis gasseri, Technomyrmex sp., Rhytidoponera victorae, Nylanderia cf. rosae, Myrmecia brevinoda/forficata, Polyrhachis australis, Solenopsis/Monomorium

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#54 Offline WideBrownLand - Posted July 3 2022 - 2:06 AM

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I love trap jaw ants. I would have to move further north if I wanted to find one here.

I am in S.E. Qld near you and we get the false trapjaw ants around us. I have seen Anochetus graeffei on my property. 



#55 Offline FloridaAnts - Posted July 3 2022 - 10:51 AM

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I need Odantomachus.... :(

have those at my school, found queen :P

I know this is really old, but...
WH- HOW- BU-
Odontomachus.
School.
I would go to school 7 days a week if there was Odontomachus at my school.

Here in Florida you can find them in the afternoon at 7 or 6 PM. Surprised you find them during school hours…

Is that the start of the ant nest pictures thread?


I need Odantomachus.... :(

have those at my school, found queen :P

STOP BRAGGING :(


I love trap jaw ants. I would have to move further north if I wanted to find one here.

Good thing Alabama and Florida has invasive Trap Jaws :)


Good luck finding native Odontomachus ;)

Edited by FloridaAnts, July 3 2022 - 10:54 AM.

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#56 Online ANTdrew - Posted July 3 2022 - 1:58 PM

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No offense, but they don’t seem fun to keep.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#57 Offline FloridaAnts - Posted July 3 2022 - 4:53 PM

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No offense, but they don’t seem fun to keep.


They are interesting, and they rarely sting. They do get boring sometimes though, so, I understand why some wouldn’t want them.
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https://www.formicul...socius-journal/
Check out my Florida Carpenter Ant journal!(Camponotus floridanus, and Camponotus tortoganus)
https://www.formicul...naltwo-species/
Check out my Odontomachus ruginodis(Trap-Jaw ants) journal!
https://www.formicul...urnal/?p=215735
Check out my Trachymyrmex septrionalis(Fungus farmers) journal!
https://www.formicul...onalis-journal/




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