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by SouthWesternAnts
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: New GAN Farmer in the El Paso, TX area
Replies: 3
Views: 126

New GAN Farmer in the El Paso, TX area

Hi, I just became a new GAN Farmer in Fabens, TX. I noticed there isn't anyone selling near the western part of Texas and more specifically near the El Paso area. I currently have a couple of different species for sale like dormymrymex, pheidole, and pogonomymrmex. I also have two medium sized Pheid...
by SouthWesternAnts
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID, El Paso, TX Caught July 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Queen ID, El Paso, TX Caught July 2018

Hi, I caught a few of these types of queen ants around July this year in the El Paso, TX area and I wanted to know what species they were. I believe they look like a type of Crematogaster due to the workers pointed gasters, but I'm unsure of which species exactly. The queen is about 8mm and the work...
by SouthWesternAnts
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID El, Paso TX Caught July 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Queen ID El, Paso TX Caught July 2018

Thanks for the ID on this queen! I definitely thought it was a pogonomyrmex species since it looks similar but being anovomessor is so much better. Thanks!
by SouthWesternAnts
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID El, Paso TX Caught July 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Queen ID El, Paso TX Caught July 2018

Hi, I caught this queen ant around the beginning of July this year in the El Paso Texas area. I can't seem to upload pictures so here is a link to the images of the queen ant( https://imgur.com/a/GxTX9PE ). She hasn't laid any eggs and still has her wings attached, but I only really want to know wha...
by SouthWesternAnts
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: Becoming a GAN Farmer
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Becoming a GAN Farmer

Hi, I wanted to register to become a GAN farmer here in Texas, but I was wondering if when I register if the location in which I live will be listed as the location were I sell my ants. I live in a not well known town and live only a few miles from El Paso which is a much more easily known. I was wo...
by SouthWesternAnts
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What kind of Pogonomyrmex queens are these
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: What kind of Pogonomyrmex queens are these

Could you post the pictures of the long legged ants to see if they are indeed Pogonomyrmex barbatus . The only thing about pogonomyrmex that I dislike is that they take a very long time to get a lot of workers. The 3 pogonomymex rugosus colonies I have are all about more than three months old and th...
by SouthWesternAnts
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Atta texana Range in Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: Atta texana Range in Texas

Thanks for letting me know! I wanted to know where they can be found so I can catch one next year. I know someone is selling them on the GAN Project in Texas, but they're about more than $325 and they are over on the East side of Texas.
by SouthWesternAnts
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Atta texana Range in Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Atta texana Range in Texas

Hi, I was wondering what was the range of the leaf cutter ants Atta texana in Texas, but more specifically in the Western part of Texas. I also wanted to know the general description of the area where they set up their nests.

Thanks.
by SouthWesternAnts
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What kind of Pogonomyrmex queens are these
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: What kind of Pogonomyrmex queens are these

I believe they are all pogonomymex barbatus, a type of harvester ant. I actually have two of these queens and many pogonomymex rugosus, which have a black color instead of orange. I also caught some of them on early June so they should be getting their first nanitics by now.
by SouthWesternAnts
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What kind of Pogonomyrmex queens are these
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: What kind of Pogonomyrmex queens are these

I think they might be pogonomyrmex barbatus