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Glowbug1236
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Pheidole hunting Springtails?

Post: # 63735Post Glowbug1236
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:30 pm

Hello people,
I have noticed over the last couple weeks what seems to me a strange behavior, though it may indeed be normal behavior, as i am not an expert.
The ants that i have the opportunity to care for are Pheidole Dentigula (pretty sure).
Lately I've notice ants foraging in a different way on the rotten log protruding up and out of the moss.
When they come close to a Springtail, they lunge forward, missing most of the time. Until bamm! A lucky, and quick ant had one in its clutches, and took it to the nest!
Hours more watching, and it happened again today, same thing... 1. What seems deliberate searching. 2. Capture and return home.

Can any of you confirm this, and give me more info?
Is it normal behavior in various ant species?
I need a better camera i think.

Hawkeye
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Re: Pheidole hunting Springtails?

Post: # 63751Post Hawkeye
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:50 am

They might actually herd the springtails underground to help them deal with their waste and as a food source of course. * imaginary 'clever girl' meme

Glowbug1236
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Re: Pheidole hunting Springtails?

Post: # 63865Post Glowbug1236
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:51 pm

Thanks for the reply, that makes great sense!
I had not thought of that.
It's incredible how complex these ants are!
Hey, I'm not seeing that there are replies to my posts, just stumbled upon this one.

Any suggestions?

Hawkeye
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Re: Pheidole hunting Springtails?

Post: # 63875Post Hawkeye
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:07 am

Glowbug1236 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:51 pm
Thanks for the reply, that makes great sense!
I had not thought of that.
It's incredible how complex these ants are!
Hey, I'm not seeing that there are replies to my posts, just stumbled upon this one.

Any suggestions?
Not exactly sure what is wrong with the server, but heard that before. I only get notifications when I am quoted.
I just surf to the site and then go to 'my posts' anything that lights up red, has new entries.

Glowbug1236
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Re: Pheidole hunting Springtails?

Post: # 63891Post Glowbug1236
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:28 am

Hawkeye wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:07 am
Glowbug1236 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:51 pm
Thanks for the reply, that makes great sense!
I had not thought of that.
It's incredible how complex these ants are!
Hey, I'm not seeing that there are replies to my posts, just stumbled upon this one.

Any suggestions?
Not exactly sure what is wrong with the server, but heard that before. I only get notifications when I am quoted.
I just surf to the site and then go to 'my posts' anything that lights up red, has new entries.
Thank you, I'll do that.
How do i thank or "thumbs up" a post? Is that the "!"?
Out of curiosity, is there a way to see the number of active members?
The options for this set up seem a bit limited. Other forums I've been on are much better, more user friendly.. though admittedly im far from tech-savvy.

Hawkeye
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Re: Pheidole hunting Springtails?

Post: # 63892Post Hawkeye
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:52 am

With the (!) You can report a post for being inappropriate for instance. The forum hasn't got a rating system for post as far as I am aware, but I know what you mean.

You can see which other users are browsing the same tabs as you at the bottom of the screen, but I don't think that is the total number

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