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by Chainsawer69
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Strange ant behavior - Polyrhachis (ammon?)
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Strange ant behavior - Polyrhachis (ammon?)

The ants have moved into soil! I noticed the soil I initially provided for my ants was quite gross, it was littered with dog hair, exoskeletons of bugs and what not. I replaced it with some potting mix and poked a nice starter hole and ~4 days latter they moved in. I caught the moment as well! Initi...
by Chainsawer69
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Strange ant behavior - Polyrhachis (ammon?)
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Strange ant behavior - Polyrhachis (ammon?)

I forgot to mention that I found them established under a rock in the soil. So I know that they can be happy in soil. Since making the original post I have noticed an ant moving a small stick close to the nest, I have also observed the ants foraging but seemingly not for food or water. So I think th...
by Chainsawer69
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Strange ant behavior - Polyrhachis (ammon?)
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Strange ant behavior - Polyrhachis (ammon?)

Yesterday I found a young colony of Polyrhachis (looks to be ammon). I have them in a tank that has a base of sand, initially they were placed in with some soil that got into the container as I collected them, they seemed happy to stay in the tiny amount of soil, so I added some more soil and placed...
by Chainsawer69
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant identification
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Queen ant identification

Answering my own question, I believe it is a queen of Iridomyrmex cf bicknelli, the common black pavement ant.
by Chainsawer69
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant identification
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Queen ant identification

Hey so I've found what I'm hoping is my first queen ant! It'd be great if you ant pros could help me identify (a) if this in fact a queen ant, and (b) what species! To me it appears to be between 7 and 9mm in length.

Found: Australia, NSW, Newcastle university

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