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by Bierschneeman
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Ant Identification

be careful. The velvet ant is a vicious wingless wasp with a horribly painful sting.
by Bierschneeman
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Need a bit of help with identification
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Need a bit of help with identification

looks like one of the Camponotus species one of the aussie youtubers has.
aurocinctas or something

thats just a guess, i really have no idea
by Bierschneeman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus Consobrinus
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Camponotus Consobrinus

good on ya,
Im sure their parents approved.
It's a learned behavior.

It could be some of the nest survived, just relocated.
by Bierschneeman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Fungus growing species, Trachymyrmex septentrionalis
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Fungus growing species, Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

Ohh, here is their closest neighbors. without checking under microscope, or with a macro lens. I'd guess some sort or Monomorium. I only mention this because it is 5 inches downhill from the ziggurat. https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/p366/Muslimchristian2/s0/4eb75062-9bad-4abf-9e0d-5565b1e...
by Bierschneeman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Fungus growing species, Trachymyrmex septentrionalis
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Fungus growing species, Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

There are two ants in the nest picture. one is a bright red (slight blur), the other is more burgundy (just the head poking out of the nest.) I would have tried to get a better picture, but I don't want to loiter next to someones house, I can try and get a picture after work (on route) one day next ...
by Bierschneeman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Fungus growing species, Trachymyrmex septentrionalis
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Fungus growing species, Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

Not captive. I found this walking today, I saw these deep red ants next to a pyramid, but the pyramid was not their nest, but next to it. Trachymyrmex septentrionalis. https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/p366/Muslimchristian2/s0/e6156005-6085-4bc9-b0af-541e0a43715b-original.jpg?width=1920&hei...
by Bierschneeman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Forelius pruinosis Journal(my dream species)
Replies: 24
Views: 2255

Re: Forelius pruinosis Journal(my dream species)

part 2, of Tropical storm vs ants. the news. So I have been catching a lot of ants in the subfamily of Dolcherdinae, So I now have been doing a lot of research in the taxonomy of the whole lot. I had to get some more pictures of these guys. What I found out... Some of these nests aren't Forelius pur...
by Bierschneeman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Forelius pruinosis Journal(my dream species)
Replies: 24
Views: 2255

Re: Forelius pruinosis Journal(my dream species)

Ants vs Tropical Storm Gordon. Big news at the end. So Tropical storm Gordon passed through giving me spots of heavy rain, and periods of bright sun in waves. Lets see how they have done. First to Hunter. No chocolate, I have given them the feeder crickets I bought for my domestic colonies, a chicke...
by Bierschneeman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: a pro con post of wild vs store bought food.
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: a pro con post of wild vs store bought food.

good post. Ill weigh in as someone who approaches this as someone who is, sort of mixed. First, my other pets, so I can so that I do my research and try to pick the best options for the pet first. I also have a snake, He eats only frozen mice, I want nothing to do with raising mice for fear of the s...
by Bierschneeman
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Pheidole are finally eating.
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Re: Pheidole are finally eating.

My Pheidole was just starting, so I had about 10 workers, they would accept small dead spiders and I would throw in some springtails and they would actually hunt them. Recently they haven't been accepting anything else. They would sometimes take crushed bits of peanuts and drink honey. Now their nu...