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Does anyone know if these ants sting? I have seen tons of these wild colonies in my area and they seem like a good species to keep. Yes they sting. And it is somewhat painful ;) I have been stung several times by these girls. As you have deduced, they are a good species to keep though. I have a fou...
Another interesting thing about this species is that South Dakota is part of their eastern range. They are one of the few species of Pogonomyrmex that live this far north.
I'm just wondering are there any specific species of ants that milk aphids? Or is it something common amongst a lot of different species? I seem to be having a hard time finding a clear answer with a Google search...most search result talk about the aphid more than the ants.. Any of them located in...
- Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:34 pm
- Forum: Everything Else
- Topic: Is there any distinct way to tell Tetramorium immigrans from Pheidole sp.?
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Both. I can both find queens and workers from the wild.
The temperature is climbing into the 40s here, therefore a few workers have began to awaken. Miraculously, the entire colony, brood included, has survived in my garage that day when it was around negative thirty degrees F .
Thanks, ClashOwnBash! I also found this study http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.186.7671&rep=rep1&type=pdf It was actually done in the mid-90's! The study says that when Odontomachus Simillimus are orphaned, some of the younger workers will acquire strongly developed ovaries ...
- Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:34 pm
- Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
- Topic: New Queen
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Hi, I'm new to this forum and caught a queen ant, but I can't tell what she is. I live around Houston, and she looks like a pogernomerex queen or acromermex queen. But I can't tell. Also since I'm new, I have no clue how to put pictures so you can see what she is! She has a black gaster, and a red ...