Do messor barbarus sting?

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Tedapro
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Do messor barbarus sting?

Post: # 33008Post Tedapro
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:20 pm

Hi i am now going to rase a messor barbarus colony, but i don’t like stinging specis. I have heard that harvester ants are a number 3 on the insect sting pain index. Does that neans the messor barbarus or is it just the Pogonomyrmex badius?

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PenguinAntKeeper
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Re: Do messor barbarus sting?

Post: # 33011Post PenguinAntKeeper
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:35 pm

Just saying, a google search could have told you the answer, do this for future questions and come here if it does not give you the answer you need, here's what the first popup on google said: no they do not sting, but the majors can bite (not exactly that) :?
Hibernating: (all)

Parasitic Lasius:2

Founding:
Tetramorium Immigrans:2

Colonies:
Tetramorium Immigrans:1
Formica Spp:3 3-6 workers each no visible brood

I'm new to ant keeping so my colonies are all still in test tubes. :roll: :?

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Re: Do messor barbarus sting?

Post: # 33014Post idahoantgirl
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:53 pm

Good question though! It's great if you do some homework before posting, but no one wants you to be discouraged from posting any and every question :)
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

Tedapro
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Re: Do messor barbarus sting?

Post: # 33042Post Tedapro
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:03 am

Ok, thanks. Btw i tried to google it, but a frien of mine said that he read it somewhere the opposite of what i found, sow i tought just ask you guys over here.

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PenguinAntKeeper
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Re: Do messor barbarus sting?

Post: # 33057Post PenguinAntKeeper
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:37 pm

Oh, okay, thanks for asking to be sure, I didn't know you had googled it. :D
Hibernating: (all)

Parasitic Lasius:2

Founding:
Tetramorium Immigrans:2

Colonies:
Tetramorium Immigrans:1
Formica Spp:3 3-6 workers each no visible brood

I'm new to ant keeping so my colonies are all still in test tubes. :roll: :?

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