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few of my collection

Post: # 7185Post larynx
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:49 pm

Cyphomyrmex Sp. taking care of their fungus ball
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Camponotus Sp. caring for eggs and pupa
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Lasius Sp. making many, many, eggs
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Post: # 7194Post idahoantgirl
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:11 pm

Cool! I like the fungus!
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Post: # 7197Post AntsRule
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:18 pm

I am so jealous of the Cyphomyrmex Sp. I really want some fungus growing spp. Unfortunately PA does not have any :( But I do love PA sp. :D Congrats!
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Post: # 7198Post larynx
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:47 pm

AntsRule wrote:I am so jealous of the Cyphomyrmex Sp. I really want some fungus growing spp. Unfortunately PA does not have any :( But I do love PA sp. :D Congrats!
naa, you guys have them up there. you dont have Cyphomyrmex Sp. but i do believe you have Trachymyrmex Sp. up there. (all fungus growers)
i got some tips to find them, if you want. they are one of the harder species to spot. :D
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Post: # 7199Post AntsRule
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:53 pm

I checked two sources and PA does not have any of that sp. But of course all the surrounding states have them :cry: . Just in case, what are your tips? Also are there any other fugus growing sp. that you know of? Thanks! :D
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Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:06 pm

AntsRule wrote:I checked two sources and PA does not have any of that sp. But of course all the surrounding states have them :cry: . Just in case, what are your tips? Also are there any other fugus growing sp. that you know of? Thanks! :D
yeah i was seeing that too. but IMO if they are said to be "maybe" around your state, there is a good chance you could find them in it. it could also be that no one has recorded finding them in your area yet.
anyway....tips. do you know any trees that have caterpillars nesting in them, near you? :)
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Post: # 7206Post AntsRule
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:15 pm

larynx wrote:
AntsRule wrote:I checked two sources and PA does not have any of that sp. But of course all the surrounding states have them :cry: . Just in case, what are your tips? Also are there any other fugus growing sp. that you know of? Thanks! :D
yeah i was seeing that too. but IMO if they are said to be "maybe" around your state, there is a good chance you could find them in it. it could also be that no one has recorded finding them in your area yet.
anyway....tips. do you know any trees that have caterpillars nesting in them, near you? :)
You mean bag worms? Then yes I know of some. :D
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Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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Post: # 7211Post larynx
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:39 pm

im not sure about bag worms. but the caterpillars im talking about turn into butterflies. what you are looking for though, is for there "poop", or "castings", or "frass". the ants like to nest under these trees, to harvest the frass falling from them(from the caterpillars butt actually). they then take it to the fungus chamber and have it ferment and such, to make a fungus ball to eat. im not sure what it would look like from bagworms, but here is what it looks like from caterpillars.
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Post: # 7215Post AntsRule
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:00 pm

OK thanks a lot! That was a big help! I will keep my eyes peeled :shock: and fingers crossed :D
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Pheidole sp.
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Post: # 7221Post ooper01
Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:46 am

larynx wrote:but here is what it looks like from caterpillars.
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Thanks for the close-up of the caterpillar turd! ;)
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