Ponera ID

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Dinofroz4
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Ponera ID

Post: # 20806Post Dinofroz4
Mon May 08, 2017 6:01 pm

What species of ponera is she or a different queen
Photo :Http://dinofroz4.deviantart.com/art/Image-679545947?ga_submit_new=10%3A1494284404
Size 6mm
Caught may 8

idahoantgirl
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Re: Ponera ID

Post: # 20808Post idahoantgirl
Mon May 08, 2017 6:39 pm

Dinofroz4 wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 6:01 pm
What species of ponera is she or a different queen
Photo :Http://dinofroz4.deviantart.com/art/Image-679545947?ga_submit_new=10%3A1494284404
Size 6mm
Caught may 8
Sorry, but there is no way we can ID from that picture ;)
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no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Re: Ponera ID

Post: # 20812Post Martialis
Mon May 08, 2017 6:59 pm

Especially since there's no location.
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Re: Ponera ID

Post: # 20816Post Dinofroz4
Mon May 08, 2017 7:14 pm

Toronto Canada

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Re: Ponera ID

Post: # 20818Post Martialis
Mon May 08, 2017 7:44 pm

That picture must be clearer. I'm not convinced this is Ponera.
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Re: Ponera ID

Post: # 20821Post Dinofroz4
Mon May 08, 2017 8:56 pm

Better picture
http://dinofroz4.deviantart.com/art/Image-679573500?ga_submit_new=10%3A1494294954

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Re: Ponera ID

Post: # 20823Post Batspiderfish
Mon May 08, 2017 9:06 pm

The only Ponera species this far north is P. pennsylvanica. She will appreciate some sort of damp test-tube substrate like coconut fiber. She will need a small foraging space, where you can offer her small, soft-bodied arthropods like Drosophila flies.

There is another genus, Hypoponera opacior, which, up here, is restricted to heated buildings. If you found this queen during a nuptial flight, at this time of year, then this might be the species. We would need a much clearer view of the post-petiole to distinguish these two genera.

I can't tell if she is a queen from the photographs. Queens are very worker-like.
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Re: Ponera ID

Post: # 20824Post Dinofroz4
Mon May 08, 2017 9:13 pm

I caught her outside

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