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Ltislanders Pheidole Pilifera Journal

Post: # 52500Post Ltislander
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:22 pm

Hello everyone! I caught what I thought was a teteramorium immagrans colony in July. But 6 weeks later when workers came along it was discovered they were Pheidole Pilifera! They have 5 workers and many, many larvae. They also have a major larvae. I’m going to post a few pictures soon!

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Post: # 52618Post Ltislander
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:50 pm

Right now one worker is feasting on a peanut! She really likes it!

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Re: Ltislanders Pheidole Pilifera Journal

Post: # 52664Post AntsDakota
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:51 pm

Ltislander wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:22 pm
Hello everyone! I caught what I thought was a teteramorium immagrans colony in July. But 6 weeks later when workers came along it was discovered they were Pheidole Pilifera! They have 5 workers and many, many larvae. They also have a major larvae. I’m going to post a few pictures soon!
Pheidole pilifera workers are only 1-2 mm in length. Majors are 3 mm and queens are 5. I think your ants are larger than that.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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Re: Ltislanders Pheidole Pilifera Journal

Post: # 52707Post Ltislander
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:07 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:51 pm
Ltislander wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:22 pm
Hello everyone! I caught what I thought was a teteramorium immagrans colony in July. But 6 weeks later when workers came along it was discovered they were Pheidole Pilifera! They have 5 workers and many, many larvae. They also have a major larvae. I’m going to post a few pictures soon!
Pheidole pilifera workers are only 1-2 mm in length. Majors are 3 mm and queens are 5. I think your ants are larger than that.
Yes my workers and queen are larger than that. On the discord server Arthropod Antics 3 people said wothought a doubt Pilifera. I told them the size and they still said Pilifera.

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Re: Ltislanders Pheidole Pilifera Journal

Post: # 52720Post AntsDakota
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:57 am

Ltislander wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:07 pm
AntsDakota wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:51 pm
Ltislander wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:22 pm
Hello everyone! I caught what I thought was a teteramorium immagrans colony in July. But 6 weeks later when workers came along it was discovered they were Pheidole Pilifera! They have 5 workers and many, many larvae. They also have a major larvae. I’m going to post a few pictures soon!
Pheidole pilifera workers are only 1-2 mm in length. Majors are 3 mm and queens are 5. I think your ants are larger than that.
Yes my workers and queen are larger than that. On the discord server Arthropod Antics 3 people said wothought a doubt Pilifera. I told them the size and they still said Pilifera.
Perhaps pilifera has size variants?
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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