Vague question I know, and no picture, but educated guesses?

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Vague question I know, and no picture, but educated guesses?

Post: # 17979Post SpeciesK
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:35 am

Okay, I know its kind of vague, but I don't know who else to ask.
What kinds of eastern USA ants would be less than 1 mm in length? I saw exactly one of them yesterday, at an angle crawling on the side, it didn't _seem_ to have a tiny waist, just three tubular body segments, short sturdy legs, and dark color maybe black. It was so small I can't be certain of anything, and I have no way to take a pic of anything that small even if I had thought of it.
I know you can't say for certain, or even for probable, but do you know of any kinds of worker ants that are that small that would not be killed by bigger ants of a different kind (with a tiny waist, segments different shapes, thin legs, brownish)?

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Re: Vague question I know, and no picture, but educated guesses?

Post: # 17991Post Martialis
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:53 am

Yes. One from the same colony.
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Re: Vague question I know, and no picture, but educated guesses?

Post: # 17997Post idahoantgirl
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:33 am

there is absolutely no way to ID without pictures.
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Re: Vague question I know, and no picture, but educated guesses?

Post: # 17999Post Martialis
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:53 am

idahoantgirl wrote:
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:33 am
there is absolutely no way to ID without pictures.
Indeed.
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Re: Vague question I know, and no picture, but educated guesses?

Post: # 18019Post SpeciesK
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:50 am

What kind of ants are less than 1mm, maybe 0.5mm or less? I asked that in a search engine and just got garbage back. So, I ask you guys in case you happen to know. No reason any of you should know. There is supposed to be a saying in some Spanish-speaking countries that goes something like "In the land of the blind, Cyclops is king". So maybe there is somebody with a liiiiittle knowledge who can be a cyclops to my blindness. ;)

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Re: Vague question I know, and no picture, but educated guesses?

Post: # 18021Post Firestar987654321
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:22 am

Carebara atoma have minor workers of 1 mm lol. :D
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Re: Vague question I know, and no picture, but educated guesses?

Post: # 18023Post Phoenix
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:24 am

Firestar987654321 wrote:
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:22 am
Carebara atoma have minor workers of 1 mm lol. :D
Though, they're not native to the USA.
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Re: Vague question I know, and no picture, but educated guesses?

Post: # 18068Post Firestar987654321
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:17 am

oh yes. :ugeek:
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Re: Vague question I know, and no picture, but educated guesses?

Post: # 18069Post Firestar987654321
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:18 am

but, they may be an exotic species!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Vague question I know, and no picture, but educated guesses?

Post: # 18075Post Martialis
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:18 am

Firestar987654321 wrote:
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:18 am
but, they may be an exotic species!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Indiana has no invasive ants. SpeciesK and I both live there.
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