Ant Size Chnage

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SamuelMamuel
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Ant Size Chnage

Post: # 34437Post SamuelMamuel
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:35 pm

I believe that my ants are tetramorium, atleast that is what I was told, and the queen looks like a tetramorium. However, wild tetramorium that I have been finding are probably 1.5x bigger than mine. My colony is rather new (25-40 workers), so I am wondering if my colony is Tetramorium at all, and if they are, are the workers going to grow in size?
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antnest8
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Re: Ant Size Chnage

Post: # 34443Post antnest8
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:20 am

iv'e heard of nanitics being smaller but that's probably not the case.
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Re: Ant Size Chnage

Post: # 34465Post idahoantgirl
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:40 pm

I keep tetramorium and yes, I know what your talking about. Though maybe not in that extreme. I have seen strong thriving huge colonies in the wild with larger workers than mine, and my first nanitics were very small. maybe the difference was 50%. Now my colony fills a hybrid nest, and you can see a variation of sizes of my workers. I would recommend posting photos for identification.
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.

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TheRealAntMan
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Re: Ant Size Chnage

Post: # 36589Post TheRealAntMan
Thu May 31, 2018 12:18 am

SamuelMamuel wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:35 pm
I believe that my ants are tetramorium, atleast that is what I was told, and the queen looks like a tetramorium. However, wild tetramorium that I have been finding are probably 1.5x bigger than mine. My colony is rather new (25-40 workers), so I am wondering if my colony is Tetramorium at all, and if they are, are the workers going to grow in size?
Maybe it could have been Monomorium Minimum?
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C. Pennsylvanicus
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