Identity help - South FL - 6/10/18

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Identity help - South FL - 6/10/18

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Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:41 am

Caught 6/2/18
South FL, USA
Length: 5mm
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Re: Identity help - South FL - 6/10/18

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Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:35 pm

1000000% Brachymyremex Patagonicus.They Spin Coocons.
Colonies:
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtum
1 Crematogaster Biroi
Founding:
3 Camponotus Deciepens
7 Camponotus Ceastaus
1 Strumigenys Rogeri
1 Dormyrmex Bureni
6 Nylanderia Terricola
4 Brachymyrmex Pataginicus
Dream Species-Atta Texana

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Re: Identity help - South FL - 6/10/18

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Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:40 am

PTasker15 wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:35 pm
1000000% Brachymyremex Patagonicus.They Spin Coocons.

I have five of these. I caught them all within about a 7 square foot area.
I think I saw a video from Ender ants where he founded a colony with two queens of this species. Would it be advisable to try this as well, or should I just put them in a test tube set up individually like usual?
Also, what type of sand should I use in it's out world? When I found these and they were coming out of cracks in cement pavement.

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Re: Identity help - South FL - 6/10/18

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Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:32 am

There are two darker Brachymyrmex spp. in that area and we wouldn't be able to tell them apart from this picture.
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.

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Re: Identity help - South FL - 6/10/18

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Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:26 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:32 am
There are two darker Brachymyrmex spp. in that area and we wouldn't be able to tell them apart from this picture.
Is there a specific thing that I should try to focus on for a better picture?

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Re: Identity help - South FL - 6/10/18

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Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:01 pm

Goost1049 wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:26 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:32 am
There are two darker Brachymyrmex spp. in that area and we wouldn't be able to tell them apart from this picture.
Is there a specific thing that I should try to focus on for a better picture?
Sufficient detail to see the hair coverage on the body.
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.

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Re: Identity help - South FL - 6/10/18

Post: # 37548Post Goost1049
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:20 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:01 pm
Goost1049 wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:26 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:32 am
There are two darker Brachymyrmex spp. in that area and we wouldn't be able to tell them apart from this picture.
Is there a specific thing that I should try to focus on for a better picture?
Sufficient detail to see the hair coverage on the body.
This was the best i could get today
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Re: Identity help - South FL - 6/10/18

Post: # 37553Post Batspiderfish
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:45 pm

You can call it Brachymyrmex cf. patagonicus, which means that it resembles that species, but that you were unable to match/verify it.
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.

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Re: Identity help - South FL - 6/10/18

Post: # 37580Post Goost1049
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:37 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:45 pm
You can call it Brachymyrmex cf. patagonicus, which means that it resembles that species, but that you were unable to match/verify it.
Cool. Thanks for your help guys.

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Re: Identity help - South FL - 6/10/18

Post: # 37649Post PTasker15
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:24 pm

Goost1049 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:37 am
Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:45 pm
You can call it Brachymyrmex cf. patagonicus, which means that it resembles that species, but that you were unable to match/verify it.
Cool. Thanks for your help guys.
They Participate In Plemostrosis.Just Not Polygynous!
Colonies:
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtum
1 Crematogaster Biroi
Founding:
3 Camponotus Deciepens
7 Camponotus Ceastaus
1 Strumigenys Rogeri
1 Dormyrmex Bureni
6 Nylanderia Terricola
4 Brachymyrmex Pataginicus
Dream Species-Atta Texana

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