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So you think you know about ants?


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#21 Offline ponerinecat - Posted July 23 2020 - 4:01 PM

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Retook it after a year, 80%. Only one question was fully incorrect, rest were partials or in some cases a bit vague (t immigrans not being invasive.)


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#22 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 23 2020 - 4:08 PM

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69 for first.


Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#23 Offline VoidElecent - Posted July 23 2020 - 5:25 PM

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69 for first.

nice.

 

Yeah, I gotta update these. Lots of discrepancies.


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#24 Offline SuperFrank - Posted July 24 2020 - 12:47 PM

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this is the first one I've taken but i didn't realize some required multiple answers, also castaneus definitely nests in deadwood



#25 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 24 2020 - 3:49 PM

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this is the first one I've taken but i didn't realize some required multiple answers, also castaneus definitely nests in deadwood

Most sources that I have read say that C. castaneus are soil nesting.

For some reason I am scared to take this quiz because I am sure I will do bad.

#26 Offline DDD101DDD - Posted July 24 2020 - 3:56 PM

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I got 70% on quiz four.


He travels, he seeks the p a r m e s a n.


#27 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted July 24 2020 - 9:44 PM

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Yippee 35% quiz 4



#28 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 25 2020 - 10:59 AM

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60% percent on quiz 4

#29 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 25 2020 - 2:03 PM

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I've seen Camponotus castaneus nest in both soil and dead wood.


Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#30 Offline NickAnter - Posted July 25 2020 - 6:52 PM

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85% on Quiz 4. One I didn't know was multiple answer, one was the T. immigrans mistake, and the last was my ignorance on distinguishing C. cerasi from lineolata.


Edited by NickAnter, July 25 2020 - 6:52 PM.

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Hi there! I went on a 6 month or so hiatus, in part due, and in part cause of the death of my colonies. 

However, I went back to the Sierras, and restarted my collection, which is now as follows:

Aphaenogaster uinta, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus modoc, Formica cf. aserva, Formica cf. micropthalma, Formica cf. manni, Formica subpolita, Formica cf. subaenescens, Lasius americanus, Manica invidia, Pogonomyrmex salinus, Pogonomyrmex sp. 1, Solenopsis validiuscula, & Solenopsis sp. 3 (new Sierra variant). 


#31 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 25 2020 - 6:57 PM

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How do you get so good?


Veromessor pergandei

Veromessor andrei

Crematogaster sp. 

Pogonomyrmex cf cali and rugosus

Various Pheidole

C. yogi 

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#32 Offline VoidElecent - Posted July 25 2020 - 7:13 PM

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85% on Quiz 4. One I didn't know was multiple answer, one was the T. immigrans mistake, and the last was my ignorance on distinguishing C. cerasi from lineolata.

 

Many of the questions are geared towards Northeastern species, 85% for a Californian is great!



#33 Offline NickAnter - Posted July 25 2020 - 7:20 PM

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How do you get so good?

Hours of researching many US species. And reading tons upon tons of journals and antwiki pages.

 

 

85% on Quiz 4. One I didn't know was multiple answer, one was the T. immigrans mistake, and the last was my ignorance on distinguishing C. cerasi from lineolata.

 

Many of the questions are geared towards Northeastern species, 85% for a Californian is great!

 

Thanks!


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Hi there! I went on a 6 month or so hiatus, in part due, and in part cause of the death of my colonies. 

However, I went back to the Sierras, and restarted my collection, which is now as follows:

Aphaenogaster uinta, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus modoc, Formica cf. aserva, Formica cf. micropthalma, Formica cf. manni, Formica subpolita, Formica cf. subaenescens, Lasius americanus, Manica invidia, Pogonomyrmex salinus, Pogonomyrmex sp. 1, Solenopsis validiuscula, & Solenopsis sp. 3 (new Sierra variant). 


#34 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 25 2020 - 7:23 PM

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So you just research species at random?


Veromessor pergandei

Veromessor andrei

Crematogaster sp. 

Pogonomyrmex cf cali and rugosus

Various Pheidole

C. yogi 

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about


#35 Offline NickAnter - Posted July 25 2020 - 7:25 PM

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Well, I usually go on antmaps, and look at the species of each state. Ill google some, and those that I find interesting, I research, which will lead to other species, and my knowledge increases.


Edited by NickAnter, July 25 2020 - 7:25 PM.

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Hi there! I went on a 6 month or so hiatus, in part due, and in part cause of the death of my colonies. 

However, I went back to the Sierras, and restarted my collection, which is now as follows:

Aphaenogaster uinta, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus modoc, Formica cf. aserva, Formica cf. micropthalma, Formica cf. manni, Formica subpolita, Formica cf. subaenescens, Lasius americanus, Manica invidia, Pogonomyrmex salinus, Pogonomyrmex sp. 1, Solenopsis validiuscula, & Solenopsis sp. 3 (new Sierra variant). 


#36 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 25 2020 - 7:27 PM

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Gotcha. I think I'll do the same. :)


Veromessor pergandei

Veromessor andrei

Crematogaster sp. 

Pogonomyrmex cf cali and rugosus

Various Pheidole

C. yogi 

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about


#37 Offline NickAnter - Posted July 25 2020 - 7:32 PM

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I did get a 58% on Quiz 2 though, so I still have lots of room for improvement.


Hi there! I went on a 6 month or so hiatus, in part due, and in part cause of the death of my colonies. 

However, I went back to the Sierras, and restarted my collection, which is now as follows:

Aphaenogaster uinta, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus modoc, Formica cf. aserva, Formica cf. micropthalma, Formica cf. manni, Formica subpolita, Formica cf. subaenescens, Lasius americanus, Manica invidia, Pogonomyrmex salinus, Pogonomyrmex sp. 1, Solenopsis validiuscula, & Solenopsis sp. 3 (new Sierra variant). 


#38 Offline ponerinecat - Posted July 26 2020 - 8:25 AM

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91% on 1, 61% on 2 (ouch), and 84% on the third. Thought the army ant nuptials with females was a typo/mistake, so legitimately answered it.


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#39 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted July 26 2020 - 10:31 AM

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91% on 1, 61% on 2 (ouch), and 84% on the third. Thought the army ant nuptials with females was a typo/mistake, so legitimately answered it.

Same here. 



#40 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 26 2020 - 12:56 PM

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73% on quiz 1 77% on quiz 2

Edited by Kaelwizard, July 26 2020 - 1:04 PM.





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