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by BleedingRaindrops
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please id this ant
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Please id this ant

Looks like Tetramorium just based on the shape. Can you get a length in mm? Also location.
by BleedingRaindrops
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Any one know what kind of queen this is
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Any one know what kind of queen this is

I can't see the image. Here's a guide for posting images on the forum. Use imgur or photobucket.
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=162
by BleedingRaindrops
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: California D. Bicolor
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: California D. Bicolor

Cool. I guess that means they'll take well to extra formicarium space.
by BleedingRaindrops
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: California D. Bicolor
Replies: 2
Views: 111

California D. Bicolor

A week ago I was at a Mtg tournament in my local card shop when I spotted this girl on the floor. The others wanted to squish her (thinking she was a fly or other annoying bug) but I instantly recognized an alate and cried out for them not to. They hesitated long enough for me to scoop her up (thank...
by BleedingRaindrops
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: California queen ID
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: California queen ID

Batspiderfish wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:28 pm
Dorymyrmex bicolor
Sweet, thanks. I've seen a lot of these guys crawling around; they should be fun to keep.
by BleedingRaindrops
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: California queen ID
Replies: 2
Views: 64

California queen ID

I was lucky to spot this girl crawling around at a mtg shop and scooped her up. It's only been a week and already she's shed her wings and laid lots of eggs. https://i.imgur.com/X6ddVDH.jpg A few more images: https://imgur.com/a/0BJYbzo Captured: Jun 1st, 29 palms California 8mm length, red brown he...
by BleedingRaindrops
Tue May 15, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: worker ID please
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: worker ID please

Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 2:40 pm
The measurements seem a little off.

The first worker is Formica,

Worker two is Formica pallidefulva.

Worker three is Camponotus,
And after I just learned to tell Formica from Camponotus :lol: That's embarrassing. :oops:
by BleedingRaindrops
Tue May 15, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Cute worker with a nasty sting
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Cute worker with a nasty sting

are you sure it is not a fire ant? :lol: :lol: Nah, not aggressive or abundant enough. I'm not very good with the southwestern species, but this is a Pogonomyrmex worker, a genus known to have a powerful sting. Pogonomyrmex means "bearded ant". The beard supposedly helps to carry fine sand and seed...
by BleedingRaindrops
Tue May 15, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help identifying queen
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Help identifying queen

Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 4:10 pm
Probably Pheidole, but difficult to tell without better detail.
I wondered about Pheidole, but I didn't think they got that big. Largest Pheidole queen I've ever seen was 8mm.

Also welcome back.
by BleedingRaindrops
Tue May 15, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Double Cloning Queen
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Double Cloning Queen

Paratrechina longicornis should be present everywhere, but as far as I know they are the only species capable of double cloning.