Search found 2343 matches

by Batspiderfish
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant (worker) ID
Replies: 9
Views: 63

Re: Ant (worker) ID

Formica sp. is what we know. I wouldn't call it either of those for sure without matching it to a key or species description.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: [5 mm queen + colony] Brazil - Sao Paulo
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: [5 mm queen + colony] Brazil - Sao Paulo

Technomyrmex queens are almost the same size as their workers.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant (worker) ID
Replies: 9
Views: 63

Re: Ant (worker) ID

Camponotus is the only genus in your area (and mine) with a distinct major caste. These are probably Formica cinerea or F. lemani because of the silvery hairiness.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Endangered Species:Odontmachus Clarus Queen
Replies: 4
Views: 31

Re: Endangered Species:Odontmachus Clarus Queen

Antmaps references to Odontomachus desertorum and O. brunneus being present in Texas. Not saying your assumption is wrong, though.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: ant identification
Replies: 9
Views: 53

Re: ant identification

It takes more than that to identify an ant, but guessing is the best you can do for now, unless you can provide clearer photos AND a real measurement (even if they are farther away).
by Batspiderfish
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: ant identification
Replies: 9
Views: 53

Re: ant identification

A guess is equivalent in value to no measurement at all. I can't tell much from the photographs, but she is in the Myrmicinae subfamily. Maybe Monomorium, maybe Cardiocondyla, maybe Pheidole.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Endangered Species:Odontmachus Clarus Queen
Replies: 4
Views: 31

Re: Endangered Species:Odontmachus Clarus Queen

Texas has three species of Odontomachus. You should treat them the same as any member of this genus.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: ant identification
Replies: 9
Views: 53

Re: ant identification

Any image host other than photobucket should work fine. Was the queen actually measured, or is that a guess?
by Batspiderfish
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Army Ants?
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Army Ants?

Army ants should not be kept by hobbyists as pets. There is a 100% mortality rate in captivity (even in laboratories), as well as the fact that army ants only produce one viable queen every 1 - 2 years.