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New Colony!

Post: # 59423Post Lukas519
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:51 pm

Hey everyone, I am starting my first ant colony and I am getting the species Veromesser andrei and I wanted to know if anyone knew if this type of ant is polymorphic. I’ve tried to find an answer and I even emailed the AC team but they couldn’t give me an answer. Thanks for anyone who will give me help! :D

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Re: New Colony!

Post: # 59464Post TinyAnt
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:35 pm

From what I can see on Google, I don't think that it is polymorphic. I'm not an expert though so I could be wrong. I tried typing in veromessor andrei soldier and major and couldn't find anything.
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Re: New Colony!

Post: # 60700Post sartwell90
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:54 pm

Based on watching this species in videos it seems that they are technically polymorphic like many ant species even though the sizes aren't as obvious. This video is the first one that came up and I think I can see at least a small difference in head and body size in the workers - where some of them have heads closer to the queen's size. It does not appear that there is a large difference in size though, like the obvious differences in Pheidole or Atta that are examples of extreme polymorphism.
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