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Re: Tetramorium sp.E journal

Post: # 48178Post Ltislander
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:27 pm

AntsOfOntario wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:14 am
Ltislander wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:46 am
AntsOfOntario wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:10 pm

I can't really see that well from the photo, but that could very well be Pheidole. Head is quite large for Tetramorium, or maybe I'm wrong
Sorry for the photo my dad took it because I’m on vacation! Just last night I was looking at Pheidole queens and thinking “Hey these look like my tetramorium queen!” What size are Pheidole queens?
There isn't an exact size for them but the average species size is about the same as the one you have there. This queen could be Pheidole Pallidula.
Also how big do the Pheidole colonies get?

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Re: Tetramorium sp.E journal

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Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:23 pm

Now she has 7 nanitics :D! One is exploring by the cotton and is being braver than the rest of the colony :lol:! Still not sure if she’s a tetramorium or Pheidole! Here is a pic! Image sorry if it’s too far my dad took it

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Re: Tetramorium sp.E journal

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Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:30 pm

They also have a pretty large brood pile so I’m expecting some more workers in the next few days.

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Re: Tetramorium sp.E journal

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Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:06 am

Here is a better pic! If you can see she actually has 8 workers :P ! One is under her! The eighth is at the cotton!
Image They doubled in size in 2 days :D !! They’re all just hanging by the queen, she copped up an entire spider while the nanitics were too afraid to go near it :lol: !

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Re: Tetramorium sp.E journal

Post: # 48552Post AntsDakota
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:14 pm

Ltislander wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:27 pm
AntsOfOntario wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:14 am
Ltislander wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:46 am

Sorry for the photo my dad took it because I’m on vacation! Just last night I was looking at Pheidole queens and thinking “Hey these look like my tetramorium queen!” What size are Pheidole queens?
There isn't an exact size for them but the average species size is about the same as the one you have there. This queen could be Pheidole Pallidula.
Also how big do the Pheidole colonies get?
It depends on species. They can range from a few hundred to 10s of thousands.
"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: Tetramorium sp.E journal

Post: # 48554Post AntsDakota
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:21 pm

AntsOfOntario wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:14 am
Ltislander wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:46 am
AntsOfOntario wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:10 pm

I can't really see that well from the photo, but that could very well be Pheidole. Head is quite large for Tetramorium, or maybe I'm wrong
Sorry for the photo my dad took it because I’m on vacation! Just last night I was looking at Pheidole queens and thinking “Hey these look like my tetramorium queen!” What size are Pheidole queens?
There isn't an exact size for them but the average species size is about the same as the one you have there. This queen could be Pheidole Pallidula.
Pheidole pallidula is non-existent in North America.
"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: Tetramorium sp.E journal

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Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:24 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:21 pm
AntsOfOntario wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:14 am
Ltislander wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:46 am

Sorry for the photo my dad took it because I’m on vacation! Just last night I was looking at Pheidole queens and thinking “Hey these look like my tetramorium queen!” What size are Pheidole queens?
There isn't an exact size for them but the average species size is about the same as the one you have there. This queen could be Pheidole Pallidula.
Pheidole pallidula is non-existent in North America.
I thought so. But I’ve seen some black Pheidole ants around here in Massachusetts. I have a nest in my backyard and sometimes see the majors.

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Re: Tetramorium sp.E journal

Post: # 48596Post AntsOfOntario
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:49 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:21 pm
AntsOfOntario wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:14 am
Ltislander wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:46 am

Sorry for the photo my dad took it because I’m on vacation! Just last night I was looking at Pheidole queens and thinking “Hey these look like my tetramorium queen!” What size are Pheidole queens?
There isn't an exact size for them but the average species size is about the same as the one you have there. This queen could be Pheidole Pallidula.
Pheidole pallidula is non-existent in North America.
Lol ok but what I am saying is that it looks a whole lot like it lmao

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Re: Tetramorium sp.E journal

Post: # 48599Post Ltislander
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:11 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:21 pm
AntsOfOntario wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:14 am
Ltislander wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:46 am

Sorry for the photo my dad took it because I’m on vacation! Just last night I was looking at Pheidole queens and thinking “Hey these look like my tetramorium queen!” What size are Pheidole queens?
There isn't an exact size for them but the average species size is about the same as the one you have there. This queen could be Pheidole Pallidula.
Pheidole pallidula is non-existent in North America.
Could it be a black colored species of Pheidole megacephala

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Re: Tetramorium sp.E journal

Post: # 48603Post TheRealAntMan
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:40 pm

I'm hesitant to ID without closer pictures.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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