Worker ant identification

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MichaelJones
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Re: Worker ant identification

Post: # 18013Post MichaelJones
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:40 pm

Does Dorymyrmex insanus prefer Dry or moist nests? Need a reply ASAP, I been researching but cant find anything

Canadiananter
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Re: Worker ant identification

Post: # 18239Post Canadiananter
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:42 pm

I think the first one is Dorymyrmex bureni and the second one is Dormyrmex insanus. The major looks like Pogonomyrmex badius to me

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Worker ant identification

Post: # 18250Post Batspiderfish
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:55 pm

I can't really make out a cone-like propodium on the first workers, why not Forelius pruinosus?
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Aaron567
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Re: Worker ant identification

Post: # 19927Post Aaron567
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:55 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:55 pm
I can't really make out a cone-like propodium on the first workers, why not Forelius pruinosus?
I was thinking the same thing, but James Trager said they "appear" to be Dorymyrmex. There looks to be several Dorymyrmex in my area, and these look like D. bossutus to me now. D. smithi, D. bureni, and D. grandulus are all in my area as well.
Keeper of:
Brachymyrmex patagonicus
Crematogaster sp.
Dorymyrmex bureni
Pheidole bicarinata
Pheidole moerens
Pheidole obscurithorax
Solenopsis invicta


My queens still founding a colony are:
Strumigenys sp.

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Aaron567
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Re: Worker ant identification

Post: # 19928Post Aaron567
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:57 am

Canadiananter wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:42 pm
I think the first one is Dorymyrmex bureni and the second one is Dormyrmex insanus. The major looks like Pogonomyrmex badius to me
The second one (including the major) is Pheidole obscurithorax. Dorymyrmex insanus is in the Western United States :P
Keeper of:
Brachymyrmex patagonicus
Crematogaster sp.
Dorymyrmex bureni
Pheidole bicarinata
Pheidole moerens
Pheidole obscurithorax
Solenopsis invicta


My queens still founding a colony are:
Strumigenys sp.

Martialis
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Re: Worker ant identification

Post: # 19947Post Martialis
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:57 pm

D. insanus extends to the eastern U.S.
Keeper of

Formica sp.

Tetramorium caespitum

Camponotus chromaiodes

Selliing:

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Aaron567
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Re: Worker ant identification

Post: # 19954Post Aaron567
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:40 pm

Martialis wrote:
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:57 pm
D. insanus extends to the eastern U.S.
But they aren't in Florida.
Keeper of:
Brachymyrmex patagonicus
Crematogaster sp.
Dorymyrmex bureni
Pheidole bicarinata
Pheidole moerens
Pheidole obscurithorax
Solenopsis invicta


My queens still founding a colony are:
Strumigenys sp.

Martialis
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Re: Worker ant identification

Post: # 19955Post Martialis
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:48 pm

Indeed.
Keeper of

Formica sp.

Tetramorium caespitum

Camponotus chromaiodes

Selliing:

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