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by Aaron567
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Worker ant identification
Replies: 17
Views: 600

Re: Worker ant identification

Martialis wrote:
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:57 pm
D. insanus extends to the eastern U.S.
But they aren't in Florida.
by Aaron567
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Worker ant identification
Replies: 17
Views: 600

Re: Worker ant identification

Canadiananter wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:42 pm
I think the first one is Dorymyrmex bureni and the second one is Dormyrmex insanus. The major looks like Pogonomyrmex badius to me
The second one (including the major) is Pheidole obscurithorax. Dorymyrmex insanus is in the Western United States :P
by Aaron567
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Worker ant identification
Replies: 17
Views: 600

Re: Worker ant identification

I can't really make out a cone-like propodium on the first workers, why not Forelius pruinosus ? I was thinking the same thing, but James Trager said they "appear" to be Dorymyrmex . There looks to be several Dorymyrmex in my area, and these look like D. bossutus to me now. D. smithi , D. bureni , ...
by Aaron567
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 2 ant queens pheidole or solenopsis
Replies: 19
Views: 814

Re: 2 ant queens pheidole or solenopsis

This is Pheidole, I'm thinking Pheidole littoralis.
by Aaron567
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Dorymyrmex sp. journal
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Dorymyrmex sp. journal

The first nanitic is obviously darker now and the second nanitic is about to eclose, if it didn't already. I took these pictures like 2 days ago. I fed them a lot of honey so the queens gaster got a lot larger lol. Also, since I see what the nanitic looks like, I am thinking this is not Dorymyrmex b...
by Aaron567
Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Dorymyrmex sp. journal
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Dorymyrmex sp. journal

Well I forgot this journal existed but here I am and here is the second post. My Dorymyrmex bureni queen (The one in the pictures in the previous post) has her first nanitic now! Also, the other Dorymyrmex queen I caught that day is still alive and she is about to have her first worker as well. The ...
by Aaron567
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Crematogaster journal
Replies: 25
Views: 945

Re: Crematogaster journal

It has been over a month since the last update on this journal. The colony hasn't grown much at all, a couple workers died and a few more eclosed. There are 8 workers and 2 pupae. They never moved into the new test tube because apparently they would rather die than have to move. The test tube got ex...
by Aaron567
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: First Brachymyrmex colony
Replies: 31
Views: 1393

Re: First Brachymyrmex colony

It's been a while. In the last update on September 3, this colony had 2 nanitics. This colony has grown quite a lot. So, first off, they decided to murder one of the queens so now there is 6. That strange light colored queen is still alive though and I'm pretty sure she is just a different color mor...
by Aaron567
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: First Brachymyrmex colony
Replies: 31
Views: 1393

Re: First Brachymyrmex colony

Today (7-11-16), I found three Brachymyrmex queens in my pool. They are the smallest queens I have ever caught! I haven't done much research on Brachymyrmex, but all I know is that they are Polygynous and the workers are extremely tiny, black, and love sugary things. Regular people just call them s...
by Aaron567
Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: P. floridana, P. moerens, D. bureni Youtube video
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: P. floridana, P. moerens, D. bureni Youtube video

Awesome, I wish I had Pheidole ! Also, it's nanitic, not nantic. Wow.. I've always thought it was nantic. I did some research and apparently other people also think it is nantic. Some websites even spell it like that haha: http://antark.net/ant-life/ant-life-cycle/ant-pupae/ Thanks for correcting me!