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by ScaryBuh
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Messor Barbarus?
Replies: 12
Views: 3007

Re: Messor Barbarus?

Just to complete the rest of information I have about her, here are the movies I did about her wandering in the dirt and housing herself inside.





by ScaryBuh
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Messor Barbarus?
Replies: 12
Views: 3007

Re: Messor Barbarus?

Thanks a lot Batspiderfish! That first queen ant I caught didn't come in the same batch of the other ones. So yes, good news, I may be keeping 2 types of ants now! Crematogaster and Messor :mrgreen: I still have some photographs of that first queen. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/LYn2ZP4h-QDxc-U4...
by ScaryBuh
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Messor Barbarus?
Replies: 12
Views: 3007

Re: Messor Barbarus?

This seems to be conflicting and I'm confused now. Here are more movies of the same species queens I've been catching, they all come from this colonies of polymorphic workers, harvester ants, ground digging, not agressive ants, they only bite if you grab them, no acid spray. These colonies are not r...
by ScaryBuh
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Messor Barbarus?
Replies: 12
Views: 3007

Re: Messor Barbarus?

Thanks for the feedback guys! I did miss those 4 crematogaster species in Portugal. Thanks for pointing that out! Anyway... the question continues, because the minor and major workers of the colonies are so similar to messor, they carry lots of seeds and are big, around 5-12mm. Check this other film...
by ScaryBuh
Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:07 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Wasp wannabe ant!
Replies: 3
Views: 816

Wasp wannabe ant!

Hey there, While looking for ants I found this funny wasp digging a hole like it was an ant, of course I started filming it. 7VwCnHC6AgY Lately I did my research and found those are dangerous! If we get stung by one of those we should seek medical attention, they are Ground Digger Wasps (Cicada Kill...
by ScaryBuh
Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Messor Barbarus?
Replies: 12
Views: 3007

Messor Barbarus?

Hello guys! I recently caught a few queen ants. I asked AntsCanada what species it was and because I didn't provided enough info, he come up and said Crematogaster (the queen does look like a Crematogaster Cerasi). OoNbT4gYcpA but because I'm from Portugal (we don't have Crematogaster species based ...
by ScaryBuh
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Hello from Portugal
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Hello from Portugal

Greetings everyone, I'm from Portugal and AntsCanada youtube got me interested in having my own ant colony. Lucky me, it just happen to be nupcial flight of my local ant species. I've been recording my catch lately: OoNbT4gYcpA I think they are Messor Barbarus, based on my location, the major worker...