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by DontSquishTheAnt
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Ultimate Burn Of Catching Ant Queens
Replies: 12
Views: 1487

Re: The Ultimate Burn Of Catching Ant Queens

Me too, I just found out that one of my Crematogaster queens escaped. She pulled the cotton right into the vial and slipped through the hole she had made. :shock: :? :oops:
by DontSquishTheAnt
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Latin Pronunciation
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

Re: Latin Pronunciation

Actually, pheidole is Greek for thriftiness , but pallidula is Latin ( pallidula meaning somewhat pale , similarly, Formica pallidefulva roughly translated means "pale yellow ant", "ant" coming from Formica and "pale yellow" coming from pallidefulva ). I'm not sure about Pheidole , but pallidula wou...
by DontSquishTheAnt
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Latin Pronunciation
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

Re: Latin Pronunciation

Camponotus novaeboracensis sounds like
Camp-oh-not-us no-why-bow-ruh-ken-sis

The species name of Camponotus xiangban is not in Latin.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Nylanderia terricola? and other ID requests.
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: Nylanderia terricola? and other ID requests.

Ant 1 looks very much like Nylanderia to me too, especially with the presence of the long pronotal hairs. Ant 2 looks like Camponotus, but a profile view would help a lot with that; if the thorax has a more or less uniform, curved profile, compared to a "stair-stepped" profile, it is Camponotus. Ant...
by DontSquishTheAnt
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Myrmecology, Laboratory/Field Work, Publications, Documentaries
Topic: Another recent taxonomic change
Replies: 5
Views: 1898

Re: Another recent taxonomic change

The pronunciation is For-MEE-kuh sub-AI (as in aisle) -neskence (no Z sound at the end, it should sound more like the end of sixpence).

Latin pronunciation guide for the Roman system:
https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=11482
by DontSquishTheAnt
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ants Living in My Driveway
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: Ants Living in My Driveway

Formica subsericea or argentea, looks like. Definitely Formica.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?
Replies: 23
Views: 4972

Re: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

What do you know? Yesterday was Crematogaster nuptial day, I found 6 de-alates on my front porch but only took 3, that is the most I can keep realistically, I think. :D
by DontSquishTheAnt
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: No one has posted 18 days in this subforum!
Replies: 1
Views: 1206

Re: No one has posted 18 days in this subforum!

Yeah, my Formica pallidefulva colony took that Formicarum (Latin of the ants) annual break and went straight into diapause.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?
Replies: 23
Views: 4972

Re: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Actually, I think I would enjoy Crematogaster cerasi more