New girl for the summer.

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New girl for the summer.

Post: # 6696Post larynx
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:15 pm

Getting a little ballsey for the summer. Going to try and keep this girl for the season. Very careful feeding ahead.
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Re: New girl for the summer.

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Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:20 pm

Is that a Cow Killer?

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Post: # 6699Post AntsRule
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:21 pm

Sorry I am not familiar with Georgia sp. what sp. is she? From her looks she does look like a stinging sp. :D
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Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:35 pm

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.
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Post: # 6703Post Varanid
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:42 pm

I used to play with them as a child, surprisingly, was never stung. I was shocked when I read that they have a painful sting. They never seemed very aggressive, I let them crawl all over me.

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Post: # 6704Post AntsRule
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:19 pm

Hey you got the wrong forum, Mutillidae's are technically wasps :lol: , just kiddin, but I was really surprised when I read that they were wasps :o I wish you luck, I also hope that you have sting cream :D
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

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Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius niger

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Post: # 6817Post Solenopsisace
Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:11 pm

Aw man i want a red vevelt ant :(
If my solenopsis stings you with her gaster,it means she likes u :D

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Post: # 7399Post AntsRule
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:18 pm

Does anyone know if PA has a sp. of these? I believe I just found one :o
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Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius niger

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Re: New girl for the summer.

Post: # 7401Post larynx
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:34 pm

AntsRule wrote:Does anyone know if PA has a sp. of these? I believe I just found one :o
yes, you definitely do have Mutillidae up there. when i worked for the traveling zoo for a while, we went all over the east coast, and midwest. i specifically remember seeing them where we were near Harrisburg, PA. the first one i ever encountered was in Orange, Virginia about two weeks prior to seeing them in PA.
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Re: New girl for the summer.

Post: # 7402Post nightxwolf88
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:10 pm

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 :?

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