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Pheidole vistana <3

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#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 16 2013 - 10:46 PM

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I think these are the coolest Pheidole species ever, and won't rest until I get myself a colony of them. biggrin.gif

 

I just came across more Pheidole vistana yesterday while hiking in Modjeska Canyon, California, and figured I'd share some of the pictures and video I got of them. Some day soon I will get myself a really nice camera, but until then, this is all I have to work with. This time I actually found the nest, and was able to wrangle a major into a container to take pictures of later, while she was at the nest entrance fighting off Phorid flies.

 

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Here's a little video I put together of them foraging. They're pretty funny how fast they move with their long legs, and how much stuff they bring back to their nest. Most Pheidole I've seen (usually the very tiny ones) move fairly slow, but not these guys.

 

 

Here's some video I got of them being attacked by Phorid flies.

 


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#2 Offline Efly15 - Posted May 13 2018 - 10:50 AM

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Those pictures are so cool! I love the polymorphism of those ants!



#3 Offline gcsnelling - Posted May 13 2018 - 10:55 AM

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What you really need is a colony of Pheidole rhea. But these are way cool as well.


Edited by gcsnelling, May 13 2018 - 10:55 AM.


#4 Offline dspdrew - Posted May 13 2018 - 5:31 PM

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Oh man that video quality was terrible.

 

 

What you really need is a colony of Pheidole rhea. But these are way cool as well.

 

Do those make it into CA?



#5 Offline gcsnelling - Posted May 13 2018 - 5:55 PM

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Sadly no.







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