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by SouthWesternAnts
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: Becoming a GAN Farmer
Replies: 6
Views: 624

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: 388

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: 282

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: 282

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: 388

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: 388

Re: What kind of Pogonomyrmex queens are these

I think they might be pogonomyrmex barbatus
by SouthWesternAnts
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID, Western Texas
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Queen ID, Western Texas

Thanks, that's what I thought they were but I needed confirmation. I want to sell some of these eventually so I wanted to know the exact species, but my camera work isn't great enough to identify the specific pheidole species.
by SouthWesternAnts
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID, Western Texas
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Queen ID, Western Texas

I caught multiple of these queens about 2 months ago and some have majors now, but the one in the pictures has nanitics. She is around 7-9mm in length(first 3 pictures) and I'm unsure what she is, but she looks like a smaller version of a pheidole I caught 3 months ago that was much larger at 12-14m...
by SouthWesternAnts
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Are Solenopsis xyloni polygynous?
Replies: 0
Views: 262

Are Solenopsis xyloni polygynous?

Hi, I live in Texas and currently have 3 solenopsis xyloni or southwestern fire ant queens in their own test tubes. One of the queens has about 10-15 workers and the other two I just recently caught so they only have eggs right now. I was wondering if I could join all three queens together or only t...
by SouthWesternAnts
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Multiple Queen Ants ID: El Paso, Texas 7/16/2017
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Multiple Queen Ants ID: El Paso, Texas 7/16/2017

Thanks for all the help on identifying these queens. I hope I can gather some more this month.