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AntsDakota
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AntsDakota's Ponera pennsylvanica colony

Post: # 35821Post AntsDakota
Wed May 09, 2018 4:51 pm

Today I caught an ant colony that I would have never thought I would catch. Ponera pennsylvanica! :D It is a young colony with a single queen along with 8 of her daughters. Sadly, I failed to collect any brood, but I hope the queen lays eggs soon. Actually, I have heard that Ponera are difficult to raise, so I hope they survive! Mabey the workers will help the queen feel secure, and she'll lay eggs.

So question. What should I name this colony? (I would have named it myself, but I can't think of any names that fit these odd looking ants.)
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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Re: AntsDakota's Ponera pennsylvanica colony

Post: # 35827Post antnest8
Wed May 09, 2018 5:19 pm

the tan bullets maybe? They kind of look like bullets . . .
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2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis

AntsDakota
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Re: AntsDakota's Ponera pennsylvanica colony

Post: # 35965Post AntsDakota
Tue May 15, 2018 12:28 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 5:19 pm
the tan bullets maybe? They kind of look like bullets . . .
They are actually black, so mabey the Shadow Bullets, like my future Shadow Empire, read it on The Shadow Empire journal. (and yes, they do look like bullets.)
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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Re: AntsDakota's Ponera pennsylvanica colony

Post: # 35970Post antnest8
Tue May 15, 2018 2:24 pm

or the ponera pencils!! :lol:
keeper of
2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis

AntsDakota
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Re: AntsDakota's Ponera pennsylvanica colony

Post: # 36159Post AntsDakota
Sun May 20, 2018 4:17 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 12:28 pm
antnest8 wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 5:19 pm
the tan bullets maybe? They kind of look like bullets . . .
They are actually black, so mabey the Shadow Bullets, like my future Shadow Empire, read it on The Shadow Empire journal. (and yes, they do look like bullets.)
I've decided that they're the Black Bullets. The queen's name is Queen Bala Real, meaning Royal Bullet in Spanish.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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Re: AntsDakota's Ponera pennsylvanica colony

Post: # 36219Post antnest8
Tue May 22, 2018 5:34 am

nice name for the queen
keeper of
2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis

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