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by BleedingRaindrops
Thu May 03, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Small desert workers ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

Re: Small desert workers ID

I think you might be right. That's really cool. I don't think they're truly honeypot ants but being in the same genus is cool.
by BleedingRaindrops
Thu May 03, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Southern Cali Worker ID
Replies: 6
Views: 1817

Re: Southern Cali Worker ID

I would say definitely not Pheidole simply because of the color. Pheidole (at least the various species I've seen) tend to have a rough exoskeleton that is bright red or brown in color. These are smooth, shiny, and jet black, and their head shape isn't even close to Pheidole Harvester ants sounds pl...
by BleedingRaindrops
Wed May 02, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New antkeeper, had to dig up my own colony. PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY
Replies: 17
Views: 6729

Re: New antkeeper, had to dig up my own colony. PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY

I am really curious now. I hope he is able to crop and upload the images to imgur, Flickr, or photobucket so we can see them.
by BleedingRaindrops
Wed May 02, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Small desert workers ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

Small desert workers ID

Another colony I discovered in the dry rocky Mojave desert, harvesting a crushed m&m. http://imgur.com/gallery/lqzKuN9 They are 2-3mm long and have a surprisingly painful bite. It's far from unbearable but I didn't expect to feel pain at all. Very interesting. They are also very fast, making clear p...
by BleedingRaindrops
Wed May 02, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: I NEED A QUEEN ID!!!! WA, AUSTRALIA!
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: I NEED A QUEEN ID!!!! WA, AUSTRALIA!

I'm no taxonomist but that looks pretty solidly like Pheidole. You'll need clearer photos for a more positive ID though. Try to get front and side profile shots as well. I've kept several species from this genus, they're very easy to care for. They're granivorous and insectivorous, and prefer about ...
by BleedingRaindrops
Wed May 02, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New queens! Possible camponotus species?
Replies: 1
Views: 901

Re: New queens! Possible camponotus species?

You'll need to post photos for a positive ID Here's a guide on taking photos http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?p=21844#p21844 Try to get a top, side and front profile shot of the ants, in as much focus as you can. Here's a guide for posting the images. https://youtu.be/c1Mu4Rw3s8w Be sure to...
by BleedingRaindrops
Tue May 01, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Southern Cali Worker ID
Replies: 6
Views: 1817

Southern Cali Worker ID

I was camping out in the Mojave desert and I spotted these girls in the dry rocky soil. http://imgur.com/a/3gD7iv7 I don't have an accurate way to measure them out here but against the width of my Pinkie (~10cm) I would say the largest majors are 6mm and the smallest majors are 3mm. The nest entranc...
by BleedingRaindrops
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Jack's Lasious Niger Colony update
Replies: 1
Views: 689

Re: Jack's Lasious Niger Colony update

That's fantastic, congratulations on your first worker. Jack's excitement is captivating. I am going to start following to see how your colony develops.
by BleedingRaindrops
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: BleedingRaindrops's Okinawan Ants
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

Re: BleedingRaindrops's Okinawan Ants

alright, it's another week and my ant queens have made some exciting progress. Good news and bad. Bad news first, Anna has died. I suspected she would not do well when she did not lay eggs as fast as the others and it seems my suspicions were correct. I found her beginning to mold when I checked on ...
by BleedingRaindrops
Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Plz identify
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Re: Plz identify

http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292
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