If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

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AntsDakota
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If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Post: # 49724Post AntsDakota
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:02 pm

I'll start. Carebara diversa. Unanimously.
"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: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Post: # 49735Post MorbidBugg
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:36 pm

Polyrachus Bihamata hands down
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Hunter36o
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Re: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Post: # 49957Post Hunter36o
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:01 am

Purely for novelty sake and my over all dream species and it's honestly only because of its common name, Pirate Ants descovered in the Philippines. In 2013 I think but do not quote me on that. They are a goldish and white with eye patches. They are pirates :D
Cardiocondyla Pirata

And of course a massive pirate themed vivarium.
If we got a single import pass they would be my go to
Research is important before during and even after you have established a colony. There is always time to learn and to listen to others experiences. Live by this and your ants will thrive. Fail to do so and your experience may be brief.

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Re: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Post: # 49962Post ClashOwenBash
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:37 am

AntsDakota wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:02 pm
I'll start. Carebara diversa. Unanimously.
I have to agree with you there.
Ants starting to wake up...

DontSquishTheAnt
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Re: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Post: # 50204Post DontSquishTheAnt
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:06 pm

Prenolepis imparis or Carebara diversa
First year and already enjoying it!

Founding:
1 Solenopsis molesta colony with ~10 nanitic workers and lots of brood

Genesis 1:24

DontSquishTheAnt
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Re: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Post: # 50205Post DontSquishTheAnt
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:38 pm

Actually, I think I would enjoy Crematogaster cerasi more
First year and already enjoying it!

Founding:
1 Solenopsis molesta colony with ~10 nanitic workers and lots of brood

Genesis 1:24

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Whitelotus
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Re: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Post: # 50217Post Whitelotus
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:50 pm

I would love to one day own Myrmecocystus mexicanus or Oecophylla smaragdina
Keeping
1 x Tetramorium caespitum

Bierschneeman
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Re: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Post: # 50435Post Bierschneeman
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:48 pm

i have a "Sun ant" founding queen. Forelius pruinosis.
I have my dream species.

*smiles real big*
Founding:
3 Solenopsis I/X
5 Tapinoma sessile
1 Nylanderia terricola/vivulda

Colonies:
1 Brachymyrmex patagonicus
1 Pheidole soritis
1 Tapinoma sessile

The difference between a hobby and a scientific pursuit, is detailed notes.

DontSquishTheAnt
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Re: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Post: # 50436Post DontSquishTheAnt
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:52 pm

What do you know? Yesterday was Crematogaster nuptial day, I found 6 de-alates on my front porch but only took 3, that is the most I can keep realistically, I think. :D
First year and already enjoying it!

Founding:
1 Solenopsis molesta colony with ~10 nanitic workers and lots of brood

Genesis 1:24

AntsAreUs
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Re: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Post: # 50454Post AntsAreUs
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:59 pm

Mystrium. Any species is fine.

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