Worker identification

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FloridAnt
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Worker identification

Post: # 33084Post FloridAnt
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:45 am

Found some ants eating some of my bugs and wondering what species and more importantly if they can harm a gargoyle gecko? Ant worker has a pale yellow gaster and black head to mesosoma location southwest Florida and seem most active at night with acasual worker spotted through out the day the seem to be 1-2mm long
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FloridAnt
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Re: Worker identification

Post: # 33085Post FloridAnt
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:53 am

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Worker identification

Post: # 33086Post Batspiderfish
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:24 am

Tapinoma melanocephalum
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

FloridAnt
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Re: Worker identification

Post: # 33087Post FloridAnt
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:32 am

Do you think they can kill a gargoyle gecko?

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Re: Worker identification

Post: # 33091Post Batspiderfish
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:31 pm

No, why do you ask?
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

FloridAnt
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Re: Worker identification

Post: # 33092Post FloridAnt
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:00 pm

For some reason these ghost/tramp ants thought it would be great idea to move in my gargoyle gecko’s tank so I just wanted to make sure they won’t cause any damage to him, he wasn’t cheap! :lol:

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