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Lukas519
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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

TinyAnt
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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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sartwell90
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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU8z5EgxCiI 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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