How to start studying Myrmecology

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moodery
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How to start studying Myrmecology

Post: # 55070Post moodery
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:37 pm

Hi i love ants and was wondering about trying to have a career studying them but i don't know were to start .
keeping
1x Solenopsis invitica 25-50 workers
1x Solenopsis molesta i think 5-7 workers
1x Camponotus pennsylvanicus/formosensis 1 worker
1x Formica pallidefulva 2 workers

PTasker15
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Re: How to start studying Myrmecology

Post: # 55872Post PTasker15
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:37 pm

You've already started.Learn as much as possible.Keeping ants will help with that
My current ants
Pogonomyrmex Occdentalis
Myrmecositis Mexicanus
Formica Subsercea
Pheidole Moerens
Pheidole Obscuriothorax
Pheidole Bicarinata
Tetramourium Bicarinatum
Temnothorax Lonvcieps
Camponotua Castanus
Solenopsis Richteri,invicta,xyloni,Molesta.

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moodery
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Re: How to start studying Myrmecology

Post: # 55885Post moodery
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:51 am

thanks!
keeping
1x Solenopsis invitica 25-50 workers
1x Solenopsis molesta i think 5-7 workers
1x Camponotus pennsylvanicus/formosensis 1 worker
1x Formica pallidefulva 2 workers

Nylanderiavividula
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Re: How to start studying Myrmecology

Post: # 55907Post Nylanderiavividula
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:40 am

Pest control, the educational systems, sometimes televised outlets (think AntsCanada YouTube vids, for instance), naturalist/research field studies... Some career areas that come to mind. You can study them all you want. Making a career out of it will take some finagling/work/doing. Ant keeping should be an excellent insight into all aspects, though. Good luck!

AntStudying668
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Re: How to start studying Myrmecology

Post: # 62484Post AntStudying668
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:50 pm

So I’m in the process of making an entomology lab and I was wondering if anyone knew where I could buy dead ants to study and display. :D

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antnest8
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Re: How to start studying Myrmecology

Post: # 62535Post antnest8
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:18 pm

Are you talking about exotic dead ants because if you just want dead ants i think you can just go outside and find some.
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2 tetremorium queens
1 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis

AntStudying668
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Re: How to start studying Myrmecology

Post: # 62542Post AntStudying668
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:16 pm

I need dead exotic ants.

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Re: How to start studying Myrmecology

Post: # 62543Post antnest8
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:26 pm

well i know that there are several places that ship exotic ants, but that's illegal in the U.S. but If you just want workers that would work you might be able too contact some ant stores about it, and i know it's legal because you can buy messor workers on amazon.
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2 tetremorium queens
1 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis

AntStudying668
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Re: How to start studying Myrmecology

Post: # 62547Post AntStudying668
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:32 pm

Thank you

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