Ants in Ohio

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SamGutekanst
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Ants in Ohio

Post: # 18565Post SamGutekanst
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:45 pm

I was just wondering what ants live in Ohio. Have u caught any? And what species/genus are they?

Martialis
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Re: Ants in Ohio

Post: # 18585Post Martialis
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:03 pm

Hello Sam, a good resource for this is http://antmaps.org. It is very user friendly and should be very useful. It even includes geographical coordinates for collection locations. All you need to do is click on Ohio and you will get a list of all species present in your state. From there you'll be able to click on any species in the list and see its distribution and collection data.
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Rafiredog
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Re: Ants in Ohio

Post: # 19001Post Rafiredog
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:58 pm

Pennsylvania here, haven't seen a thing. Also with that map is there a way to list all ants in my area? I would like a hitlist of ants so I know what I can have and plan for their care ahead of time.
Looking for my first queen

Martialis
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Re: Ants in Ohio

Post: # 19002Post Martialis
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:18 pm

Rafiredog wrote:
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:58 pm
Pennsylvania here, haven't seen a thing. Also with that map is there a way to list all ants in my area? I would like a hitlist of ants so I know what I can have and plan for their care ahead of time.
It works for the entire world.
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jwatson16202
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Re: Ants in Ohio

Post: # 19004Post jwatson16202
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:30 pm

Make sure you are on "Diversity view" then click your state.
Should give you a list of all the native species
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SamGutekanst
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Re: Ants in Ohio

Post: # 19582Post SamGutekanst
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:29 pm

Thanks for the help, just let me know if you catch anything :)

SamGutekanst
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Re: Ants in Ohio

Post: # 21126Post SamGutekanst
Sat May 13, 2017 11:06 am

I caught my first queen! It's a Camponotus.

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Re: Ants in Ohio

Post: # 21133Post Martialis
Sat May 13, 2017 6:49 pm

Nice!
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