New girl for the summer.

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Re: New girl for the summer.

Post: # 7403Post larynx
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:48 pm

nightxwolf88 wrote:
larynx wrote:
AntsRule wrote:Sorry I am not familiar with Georgia sp. what sp. is she? From her looks she does look like a stinging sp. :D
Varanid wrote:Is that a Cow Killer?
Yes sir that is a "cow killer".
It is Mutillidae sp. I believe. Not really well versed on them quite yet. And yes they pack quite a sting. Not one I would ever want to feel.
First time I saw these was in basic training in gorgia thought it was a fuzzy ant and it stung my I in the finger def a powerful sting made my arm throb and got very pale,dizzy, and nauseous for a couple hours :?
yeah, ive seen them drop mini horses and goats, after a sting on the foot area.
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Re: New girl for the summer.

Post: # 7731Post MCWren
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:16 pm

Aren't they solitary? I think I've read about people having them as pets. Anyway, can you upload a video of you feeding it a live fruit fly or termite or something? I'm curious how they hunt compared to ants. I also kinda just want to see it kill something :twisted:. Sorry I don't know a less creepy way of saying that.
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Re: New girl for the summer.

Post: # 7733Post larynx
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:35 pm

MCWren wrote:Aren't they solitary? I think I've read about people having them as pets. Anyway, can you upload a video of you feeding it a live fruit fly or termite or something? I'm curious how they hunt compared to ants. I also kinda just want to see it kill something :twisted:. Sorry I don't know a less creepy way of saying that.
no, no, i feel ya. i want to see that too now. lol. i let these ones go because i found out they are all over my yard. ill go scoop another up this week and record the killin. :)
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Re: New girl for the summer.

Post: # 7765Post MCWren
Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:43 pm

Thanks for the (future) video.
I found one in my yard like a month ago and almost tried to catch it before I realized it was a velvet ant, and took a step back :)
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Re: New girl for the summer.

Post: # 8729Post MCWren
Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:01 pm

I'm back from summer camp. Do you have a video?
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Re: New girl for the summer.

Post: # 8754Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:21 pm

They're definitely as far north as Maine, and they always get me excited at first glance. Most of the queens I am seeking are red. :D
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