What does "spp" mean after formica "spp".

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Handro421
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What does "spp" mean after formica "spp".

Post: # 46509Post Handro421
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:22 pm

:D hi this is my first post :o and i am a begginer. :roll: I would like to know what the "spp" means :?: and if you have any other advice to give me plz do :!: . I am going to go queen hunting in like 5 mins. Wish me luck! Ill also tell you what queen i captured or if i did capture one :lol: . And yeah i know it would be helpful to know what queen i have but ill tell u :| and if you live in alberta hooorayyy!!! i live there too. 8-)
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Re: What does "spp" mean after formica "spp".

Post: # 46512Post AntsDakota
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:35 pm

Handro421 wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:22 pm
:D hi this is my first post :o and i am a begginer. :roll: I would like to know what the "spp" means :?: and if you have any other advice to give me plz do :!: . I am going to go queen hunting in like 5 mins. Wish me luck! Ill also tell you what queen i captured or if i did capture one :lol: . And yeah i know it would be helpful to know what queen i have but ill tell u :| and if you live in alberta hooorayyy!!! i live there too. 8-)
Spp means species. Formica spp means all species in the genus Formica. And if you really need help identifying a queen, ask Batspiderfish. He is probably the most experienced member on this forum.
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Re: What does "spp" mean after formica "spp".

Post: # 46516Post Batspiderfish
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:38 pm

sp. means "species"; Formica sp. means "a species of Formica".
spp. means "species pluralis"; Formica spp. means "multiple different species of Formica".
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Re: What does "spp" mean after formica "spp".

Post: # 46744Post Handro421
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:50 pm

Thank you guys SOOOOO MUCH!!! :D Thats going to help alot now scince im reading the e book :o and all they say sp and spp! :!: ! Thanks!!! :D
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