Tetramorium caespitum In Texas

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UnusualPetOwner
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Tetramorium caespitum In Texas

Post: # 18268Post UnusualPetOwner
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:28 am

Hey everyone. I'm new to the amazing world of ant keeping and I've fallen in love with pavement ants. I want to catch a queen and start my own colony but I'm not sure if pavement ants are in Texas, more specifically Houston. I've looked online and can't find a definitive answer. If someone could clear it up for me, that'd be great! Thanks in advance!

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Re: Tetramorium caespitum In Texas

Post: # 18272Post SpeciesK
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:04 am

Hey, that's a good question, I kinda thought they were everywhere in the world now, but I guess no one actually told me that. I have seen what I think are pavement ants around here so I would think Texas would have lots of them. On the other hand, I thought my Good Ants were Tetramorium and suddenly found out they are Pheidole when major ants came out of the dirt in their bucket... :oops:

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Re: Tetramorium caespitum In Texas

Post: # 18273Post Batspiderfish
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:37 am

I've seen one record from the Dallas-Ft.Worth area, but that's it.
Links:
Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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Re: Tetramorium caespitum In Texas

Post: # 18288Post Cale3459
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:08 pm

antmaps.org only has two species of Tetramorium listed in Texas. Not saying that is a definitive answer just a resource you can use to determine ants in your area.
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UnusualPetOwner
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Re: Tetramorium caespitum In Texas

Post: # 18303Post UnusualPetOwner
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:42 pm

Oh that's awesome there's a map! Thanks! It didn't appear when I searched for types of ants in texas

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Re: Tetramorium caespitum In Texas

Post: # 18306Post Batspiderfish
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:47 pm

Remember that antmaps.org only features native ants in its diversity view. Tetramorium caespitum is pretty naturalized in North America, but they came from Eurasia. At least you might have a shot at one of our native Tetramorium sp. They look quite different.
Links:
Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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Re: Tetramorium caespitum In Texas

Post: # 18310Post Nathant
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:09 pm

Feels interesting to have someone from the South/West wanting ants located in the East. It is always the other way around usually since everyone thinks our New England ants are "boring." :P

I feel honored actually :lol:

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Re: Tetramorium caespitum In Texas

Post: # 18313Post idahoantgirl
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:06 pm

Nathant wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:09 pm
Feels interesting to have someone from the South/West wanting ants located in the East. It is always the other way around usually since everyone thinks our New England ants are "boring." :P

I feel honored actually :lol:
In case you're interested, I keep a 200 worker strong tetramorium colony. Here is my journal

http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1173
Proverbs 6:6-11

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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